Thrives In Silence

This short documentary explores the troubles surrounding sexual violence among post-secondary students. It highlights the increase in reported incidents of sexual assault among young students, causing concern and anxiety among the student community in different institutions. We follow experts from the Toronto Metropolitan University's Sexual Violence Support (C3SVS), who provide coping services as well as the University of Toronto's PEARS Project, which investigates the underlying causes of this epidemic, exposes misconceptions, and examines how a culture of silence and victim-blaming has perpetuated the problem even beyond the pandemic.

  • Vincent Alain Lecompte
  • Hailey Law Fauchere
  • Vincent Alain Lecompte
  • Wyatt McNeil
  • Rishita Singh Thakur
  • Vincent Alain Lecompte
  • Samantha DeFranco
    Key Subjects
  • Micah Kalisch
    Key Subjects
  • Alivia Judge
    Key Subjects
  • Sreyoshi Satta
    Key Subjects
  • Julia Tsaknis
    Lighting Technician
  • Adam Tefik
  • Rina Elias
    Sound Engineer
  • Gabby J
    Sound Engineer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Social Justice, Investigative
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Digital, 1080p 24 HD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Toronto Metropolitan University
Director Biography - Vincent Alain Lecompte

As an aspiring film director/producer, I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in RTA Media Production at Toronto Metropolitan University. My passion for documentaries has been ingrained in me since childhood, captivating my imagination and sparking a deep desire to tell impactful stories. My ultimate goal as a director is to challenge and transform the narrative, shaping the world around me through the stories I bring to life. I am driven by the belief that film has the power to create meaningful change, and I am committed to harnessing that power to shed light on important issues and inspire audiences.

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Director Statement

Creating this documentary on such a sensitive topic was a very heavy responsibility on our team. For me this was a deeply personal and purposeful endeavor for me. Through my own experiences and witnessing the profound impact it has had on people close to me, I am driven to confront this pervasive issue. This short documentary serves as “Proof of Concept” into what will hopefully lead to a full feature film. By giving voice to survivors, amplifying expert perspectives, and inspiring empathy and action, I aim to spark conversations that lead to societal transformation. I believe that through this documentary, we can educate viewers and create a future where sexual violence is properly handled, and survivors find empowerment and healing.