Welcome to Paradise

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Love, marriage… and a secret history of trauma. Anna Maria Tremonti has been keeping her past a secret for over 40 years. As one of Canada’s most respected journalists, she has a reputation for being fearless and hard-hitting. She’s reported from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. But none were as immediately threatening as life at home. In her early 20s, she fell in love with a man who seemed worldly and charming. Behind closed doors he was incredibly violent. They were only married for a year but the consequences of the abuse have lasted a lifetime. This is the first time Anna Maria has told anyone—including family or close friends—the details of what she endured. Working with her therapist, she reveals the intimate details of a past she’s kept to herself for most of her life. The result is a profoundly intimate portrait of a powerful woman confronting the source of tremendous pain and trauma and, remarkably, freeing herself from a life-long sense of shame. Written and hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti (The Current), produced by Daemon Fairless (Hunting Warhead, Boys Like Me) and mixed by Mira Burt-Wintonick (Wiretap, Love Me, Sorry About The Kid).

  • 16 May 2023, 8:10 am

    The story Anna Maria never thought she’d tell: On stage at Hot Docs

    16 minutes 4 seconds
  • 14 November 2022, 8:51 am

    Welcome to Paradise Introduces: Run, Hide, Repeat

    33 minutes 38 seconds
  • 15 March 2022, 8:10 am

    Ep. 6: "The Visitation"

    32 minutes 52 seconds
  • 8 March 2022, 9:10 am

    Ep. 5: "The Message"

    31 minutes 21 seconds
  • 1 March 2022, 9:10 am

    Ep. 4: “The Long Tail”

    29 minutes 9 seconds
  • 22 February 2022, 9:10 am

    Ep. 3: “L is for Love”

    33 minutes 22 seconds
  • 14 February 2022, 9:11 pm

    Ep. 2: “See What You Made Me Do”

    29 minutes 52 seconds
  • 14 February 2022, 9:00 pm

    Ep. 1: “One of Those People You Hear About”

    30 minutes 4 seconds
  • 8 February 2022, 6:05 pm

    Introducing: Welcome to Paradise

    2 minutes 19 seconds
  • 20 January 2022, 5:10 am

    Teaser: Welcome to Paradise | Content Warning

    1 minute 11 seconds
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