Film Screening: Highway of Tears

Date: 
Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Screening is being opened with a prayer by Anishinaabe Elder Edna Manitowabi

Q&A and panel discussion after screening (Film Runtime: 76 min)

Filmmaker Matt Smiley in Attendance

About the Film: 

"In Canada, over 600 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Viewers will discover what the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates have done to First Nations reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence.

Now find out what First Nations leaders are doing to try and swing the pendulum in the other direction."

Film Trailer HERE

 

Location: 
Wenjack Theatre, Trent University