After noticing too many cases of sexual violence going unreported or unpunished within their own schools, 23 teen girls decided to take matters into their own hands to make meaningful changes to school board policy across Québec.
Josiane Blanc is a writer, director and producer who firmly believes in the importance of using media and film as a vector of change. Her versatility has enabled her to occupy a wide range of positions in Canada, Europe, South America and Africa. These extraordinary experiences have fundamentally shaped her career as an artist who feels particularly challenged by issues of social justice and discrimination. Her most recent projects include Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia, a short documentary produced by the NFB on the impact of fat phobia on the mental health of children and teenagers; Strong & Free, a podcast series on the history of Black people in Canada, which was selected for Amazon Music’s Best Podcasts of 2022; and Ainsi va Manu, her fiction series which won a total of 15 awards in Canada and abroad, including five for best direction. The series has been renewed for a second season to be released in 2024. Josiane was also selected as one of Playback magazine’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2022.