Sabrina's Law

Sabrina's Law

                                Sabrina's Law
| 42 min

A documentary on the creation of Sabrina's Law in the province in Ontario, the first legislation in the world to protect children with deadly allergies. On a September morning in 2003, Sara Shannon handed her 13-year-old daughter Sabrina lunch money, gave her a kiss and watched her walk into the halls of a high school in Pembroke, Ontario. The next day Sabrina Shannon died of complications brought about by anaphylactic shock. Suspected cause of death: french fries from the school cafeteria. French fries that she had eaten before, only this time the cafeteria was also serving poutine. All it would take is for the same tongs to be used in both dishes to set off Sabrina's reaction to dairy. Since then her parents have dedicated their lives to ensuring that what happened will never happen to another child.

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  • director
    Barry Lank
  • cinematographer
    Barry Lank
  • producer
    Luanne Lank
    Merit Jensen-Carr
    Derek Mazur
  • writer
    Bonnie Dickie
  • editor
    Randy Frykas
  • original score
    Michael Richard Plowman
  • audio recordist
    Russ Dyck
    Mark Obradovich
    Doug Suhr
    Daniel Tremblay
    Jerry Turchyn
  • sound edit
    Anita Lubosch
  • re-recording mixer
    Howard Rissin
  • narration
    Kathleen Whelan