Highway of Tears Documentary FREE Public Screening-FR

Event Date(s):
July 26, 2015
Time(s):
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Category:
Fredericton
Location:
Fredericton

Event Details:

The documentary will be shown to the public for FREE at UNB's Marshall d'Avray Hall in Room 143 auditorium on the first floor on Sunday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Showing will be the same day as when the Vancouver International Film Festival releases it to display unity and understanding that this is a Nationwide concern - From West coast to the East coast.

"Highway of Tears" is about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. None of the 18 cold-cases since the 1960's had been solved, until project E-Pana (a special division of the RCMP) managed to link DNA to Portland drifter, Bobby Jack Fowler with the 1974 murder of 16 year-old hitchhiker, Colleen MacMillen.

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.

Click here for the YouTube video.

Building: Marshall d'Avray Hall

Room Number: 143

Contact:

Starlit Simon
1 506 458 7629
starlit.simon@unb.ca