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Finding Dawn

Finding Dawn (Trailer)

| 2 min

Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh brings us a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy – the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The film takes a journey into the heart of Indigenous women's experience, from Vancouver's skid row, down the Highway of Tears in northern BC, and on to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of these women remain unsolved.

  • director
    Christine Welsh
  • writer
    Christine Welsh
  • producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • editor
    Janice Brown
  • director of photography
    Moira Simpson
  • original music
    Bruce Ruddell
  • music supervisor
    Bruce Ruddell
  • narrator
    Christine Welsh
  • location sound recording
    Moira Simpson
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • sound supervision
    Gael MacLean
  • music performer
    Bruce Ruddell
    Bill Henderson
  • music recording
    Bill Henderson
  • graphic imaging
    Jon Anastasiades
  • additional photography
    Karen Duthie
  • additional sound
    Sherry Antonishen
    Daniel Shingoose
    Jessica Wood
    Colleen Craig
  • dialogue editor
    Mark Hensley
  • production assistant
    Jessica Wood
    Banchi Hanuse
    Natasha Beeds
    Mary Suchell
    Wendy Nahanee
  • production stills
    Jessica Wood
    Banchi Hanuse
    Mary Suchell
  • clearances supervisor
    Paula Sawadsky
  • research
    Christine Welsh
    Jessica Wood
    Banchi Hanuse
  • assistant editor
    Erin Cummings
  • transcription
    Pamela Pellegrini
  • consultation
    Edna Brass
  • re-recording mixer
    Mark Hensley
    Angelo Nicoloyannis
  • re-recording services
    Post Modern Sound
  • on-line assembly
    Keyframe Editing Inc.
  • post-production services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • production coordinator
    Christine Sears
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli


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Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Human Rights
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

List and discuss the factors contributing to the lack of attention surrounding these disappearances. Summarize these in a letter to your MP to help raise the visibility of this issue. The federal government is allocating funds to investigate the disappearance of native women; how should the funds be spent?

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