Taken in by a loving family at the age of eight weeks, Alanna grew up in the
majestic wilderness of the Yukon mountains. Because her mother drank heavily
during pregnancy, Alanna’s development was seriously compromised. She has
fetal alcohol syndrome. She will never be like other kids.
Tackling the subject with sensitivity, Julie Plourde’s documentary speaks to the heart. Alanna is a wake-up call about a tragedy that’s largely underestimated by the public but of growing concern to health professionals around the world.
This short film was produced as part of the Tremplin contest, which gives young francophone directors outside Quebec a chance to make their first film under professional conditions.
2009, 25 min 52 s
Audience Award for Best Canadian Short Film
International Francophone Film Festival in Acadie
September 24 to October 3 2009, Moncton - Canada
- Date modified: