An Open Wound

by Janet Nicol

If you visit any of the communities along the lonely stretch of highway in northern British Columbia, you will eventually hear about the chilling fate of several missing and murdered women—most indigenous—over the past two decades.

These stories motivated Matt Smiley, a Hollywood-based filmmaker with family ties in a northern BC town, to make an award-winning documentary, “Highway of Tears”— as the notorious Highway 16 has become known.

I interview Smiley about his documentary–now touring North America and the impact this story has had on people who come to watch the film and discuss the issues raised.

The full article is available in NI483_Fundamentalism.indd

New Internationalist magazine, June 2015.


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