7:00 PM, November 30, 2016
FILM AND MEDIA SHOWCASE: CINEWORKS/ WIFTV/ DOC BC
An evening of film and conversation. A collaboration between WIFTV, DOC BC and Cineworks, held on the last Wednesday of every month at Cineworks.
Location: Cineworks Studio at 1131 Howe Street, entry in back alley
Date & Time: November 30th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
WIFTV, DOC BC, Cineworks members only. Free admission.
River of Silence*; 92 mins
Writer/Producer: Petie Chalifoux (WIFTV)
Director: Micheal Auger
(*Not the finished cut – the filmmakers would like to get anonymous feedback from the audience with paper surveys)
Set against the backdrop of the growing number of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, River Of Silence tells the story of a successful Indigenous woman, Helen along with husband Nathan, living in present day Vancouver, who must navigate the horror of their daughter having gone missing and is found murdered.
River Of Silence is written by Petie Chalifoux, an up and coming Indigenous (Cree) female writer/producer, trained at Capilano University (BA in Motion Picture Arts), who brings her own experiences – as the granddaughter of a woman who went missing in the year 2000 and was later found dead under suspicious circumstances with no answers regarding her death to this day – to this story. The harsh reality of this epidemic that has been occurring for many decades is finally coming to the greater public. This is a call-to-action feature film that seeks to touch the hearts of many, open the eyes of all and ultimately help make this a safer world for all women.
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