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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1985 - 27 July.4 August

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Category: Edition 1985

Feeling Yes, Feeling No (French: Mon corps, c'est mon corps) is a film series produced and distributed by the National Film Board of Canada to teach children between the ages of six and twelve to avoid being sexually assaulted by people they trust, family members, and strangers. The films consist of recordings of a play that began development in 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia by Green Thumb Theatre. Dennis Foon, Wendy Van Reisen, and Fran Gebhard finished writing the play in 1982. Initially performed in workshops with children, the play was very successful. The filmed version of the play consists of four films directed by Moira Simpson and released in 1984 along with accompanying printed matter intended to be used together as a sexual assault prevention program. The program is six hours long and explains the difference between good and bad physical intimacy. The series uses the terms 'yes' feelings and 'no' feelings and focuses on role-playing. The program was first implemented in primary schools in British Columbia and later spread to other Canadian provinces.

Original Title Feeling yes, Feeling no
Italian Title Feeling sì, feeling no
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology TV Series
Duration 15' x 3
Production Year 1984
Nationality Canada
Directed by Moira Simpson

 regista moira simpsonMOIRA SIMPSON