Highway of Tears
Monday, November 30: Highway of Tears film screening and panel discussion
The Women’s Centre at UBC is screening Highway of Tears, followed by a panel discussion. Since the late 1960s, at least eighteen young women — many of them from First Nations communities — have disappeared or been found murdered along the 724-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 in northern British Columbia. None of these cases were ever solved. Matt Smiley’s hard-hitting documentary, Highway of Tears, not only movingly relates the personal stories of the victims, but investigates how the legacy of generational poverty, high unemployment and endemic violence in their communities contributed to their tragic fates — and how contemporary First Nations leaders are striving to cure those ills.
Monday, November 30, 5:45 – 8:30 PM
The Norm Theatre, 6138 University Blvd (the old SUB)
Registration is required for this free event. Light refreshments will be served.
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 16, 2015