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 from a feminist perspective

In 2017, the average age of Duplessis Orphans was 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 the sustained attention of Quebec and Canadian society and international authorities as a human rights issue.

These are universal issues of 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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