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We Are The Land – Film Screening: Lisa Jackson’s Highway of Tears (CBC), Suckerfish, Snare, Parkdale, The Visit, Pow. Wow. Wow, and Savage + Q&A with filmmaker
March 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 1200 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or have 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.
Followed by Q & A session with Lisa Jackson (Filmmaker).
This event is free, open to the public and accessible. There will be a designated children`s art table. ASL services will be provided.