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Shattered Dreams

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Shattered Dreams is a powerful and emotional exploration of the experiences of a family forced to deal with the tragedy of schizophrenia in a loved one; not once, but twice. The Martini family of Calgary lived through the turmoil of losing their youngest son Ben to schizophrenia and eventually suicide, only to discover six years later that a second son, Liv, has developed the disease. Clem Martini, a third brother, narrates the film, sharing with us his family's journey through a world of confusion, guilt, loss and ultimately, hope. (Broadcast on CBC's Man Alive series.)

1989, 27 min 49 s

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Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Documentary under 30 minutes
Yorkton Film Festival
May 25 to June 4 1989, Yorkton - Canada

Award for Best Documentary
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
February 25 1989, Edmonton - Canada

Award for Best Overall Sound (Per Asplund, George Tarrant)
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
February 25 1989, Edmonton - Canada