Winner – Jury Prize, Ourense Film Festival
Winner – Vancouver Film Critics Award, Best Canadian Indie Feature
Produced by Erik Paulsson, Written& Directed by Bruce Spangler
Protection is the explosive story of two women locked in battle over the safety of two children. Jane (Nancy Sivak) is a child protection social worker on the verge of burning out. Betty (Jillian Fargey) is a heroin addicted mother of two children. Jane fears Betty=s boyfriend might be abusing the children. As she investigates the case she discovers a loving mother who has lost control of her life. She is confronted with the extremely difficult decision of whether or not to take away the kids. In this line of work, decisions are never black and white, but they can mean the difference between life and death.Writer/director Bruce Spangler was a front-line child protection social worker for five years. He was confronted with these life and death decisions every day. In Protection he takes the audience on an explosive and powerful journey to the front lines.