SURVIVORS ROWE is a 30-minute documentary film directed by Daniel Roher (www.loudroarproductions.com) and produced by Peter O’Brian. The film, which was shot on location in October and November, 2014, in Northwest Ontario, is about the damage caused by Anglican priest, float plane pilot and convicted pedophile Ralph Rowe in 20 aboriginal communities of northwest Ontario and northeast Manitoba.
Five courageous Ralph Rowe sex abuse survivors tell their personal stories of ruined lives and redemption with honesty, clarity and dignity. Ralph Rowe victims are estimated to number 500 and he is thought to be Canada’s most prolific pedophile. He served only five years in prison. He is a free man today and living in British Columbia.
In January, 2017, the Anglican Church of Canada announced its intention to formally apologize to the Rev Ralph Rowe sex abuse survivors.
Survivors Rowe was a selection of the 2015 Hot Docs film festival and voted a Top Twenty choice by audiences. The film was acquired by TVO and first broadcast in April, 2016.
Survivors Rowe was nominated as Best Documentary Programme at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.
The film continues to play a role in the healing process of First Nations sex abuse survivors.
Survivors Rowe is a production of Loud Roar Productions in Association with Independent Pictures Inc.