Blood of Ghent

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A young recruit is torn between a superior's orders and his own morality when the fate of the war is placed in his hands. In an environment most susceptible to toxic masculinity, how do you resist falling into the trap of knowing right from wrong, but choosing wrong each time?


Director Erich Foerster explores this in his film, Blood of Ghent, a film that made great use of the heritage sites and environment in Oakville and Milton. Blood of Ghent is a love letter to those stuck in their parent’s shadow, those struggling to hold their own in groups with strong machismo, and those that idolize the men who raise them to later realize their harmful teachings.

The performances by Steven John Dixon, who is Forest City born and raised, and Adam Andrews, showcase just the right amount of emotion for an insightful script such as this with Blood of Ghent.

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