Duplessis Orphans : Testimonials  


Since 2012, artist Céline B. La Terreur has been working on documenting and preserving various testimonies of Duplessis Orphans. She has produced an exhibition: The Divine Tragedy: The Tower, presented at the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in 2013, which addresses the tragedy of the Duplessis Orphans in a feminist perspective. The video produced during this exhibition has been presented in many festivals and was presented in Los Angeles for consideration for the Oscars in 2015.  


In 2017, the average age of Duplessis Orphans is between 60 and 70 years old.


Since 1992, these men and women have been fighting valiantly to assert their rights with the Federal Government, the Provincial Government, the Public Curator, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the College of Physicians and the Roman Catholic Church.  


In the tragedy of Duplessis Orphans, violence is expressed in all its forms: physical, psychological, verbal, sexual, economic, social and spiritual. This subject deserves sustained attention from Quebec society, Canadian society and international authorities in terms of human rights.)


It addresses universal issues concerning justice and human dignity.  


This project is being carried out with the support of Vidéographe as part of its creative support program.



(We ate the meat, which was covered with earth)
Image from the testimony of Sylvio Day,
Duplessis Orphan Duplessis

Reproduced with permission of C.O.D.V.A.

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