Call Me Dad

Sophie Wiesner    |    International Premiere


About the Film

For some fathers, their fists are their weapons. For others, words and manipulation are most potent, used as part of a sustained pattern of intimidation, threats, and abuse intended to isolate, diminish and control the people they love. Now these men are seeking change. They have come together to talk, share information, challenge and support each other to be better men, partners and fathers to their children. The group’s founder and facilitator David Nugent believes that women and children have the right to live their lives free from violence, and that men can change if they have the will and opportunity to do so. He challenges men to take ownership of their abusive and violent behaviours, and shows them that they can make different choices, and in doing so, can stop the cycle of violence.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length: 80min
Language: English
Country: Australia
Premiere: International
Genre: Social Issue

Cast & Credits

Director: Sophie Wiesner
Producer: Madeleine Hetherton


Locations & Showtimes


Saturday November 19   |   7:45PM
River Park Auditorium

Free Admission



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



Marcus Cheung is the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program Coordinator at the Calgary Counseling Centre. He has a Masters of Social Work- Clinical Stream, and has worked extensively serving men and boys and other vulnerable populations. In his current role at the Calgary Counseling Centre, he sits on numerous committees that focus on family violence prevention. His practice experience also includes working with the RCMP and military populations who are affected by post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions.




Christine Berry is a registered psychologist has extensive experience working with individuals, couples , families and groups in the area of family violence. She has worked in the non-profit sector as a therapist, educator, supervisor, and researcher and has been the Director of the Family Violence Prevention Initiatives at the Calgary Counselling Centre since 2005. She has worked in the area of family violence for the past 17 years and has been involved in the development  of numerous community programs including the Men's Domestic Conflict Help Line, the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach program and Homefront.  She is a member of over a dozen community committees in the area of family violence.