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9000 (35mm); 3600 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS.

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario: 16mm.

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario: 16mm.

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario: VHS.

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: DVD.

York University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.


John D. Turner, Canadian Feature Film Index, 1913-1985 (Ottawa: National Archives of Canada), 62.

University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"Commissioned by the C.B.C., this film was refused airing because of its obscene language and occasionally violent scenes. Canadian director Allan King's feature-length documentary deals more with the film maker's commitment to broadening the audience's responses to emotionally disturbed children than with the simple portrayal of a situation. Filmed as a portrait of a north Toronto psychiatric treatment centre, its striking absence of narration allows the audience to concentrate on the actions and words of the children themselves."