Two Worlds Colliding

Two Worlds Colliding

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This documentary is an inquiry into what came to be known as Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths," and the schism between a fearful, mistrustful Indigenous community and a police force harbouring a harrowing secret.

One frigid night in January 2000 Darrell Night, an Indigenous man was dumped by two police officers in -20° C temperatures in a barren field on the city outskirts. He survives the ordeal but is stunned to hear that the frozen body of another Indigenous man was discovered in the same area. Days later, another victim, also Native, is found. When Night comes forward with his story, he sets into motion a chain of events: a major RCMP investigation into several suspicious deaths, the conviction of the two constables who abandoned him and the reopening of an old case, leading to a judicial inquiry.

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  • writer
    Tasha Hubbard
  • director
    Tasha Hubbard
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • director of photography
    George Hupka
  • additional camera
    Thomas Hale
    Kevin Hogarth
    Derek Gale
    Randy Tomiuk
    Glen Markwart
    Tasha Hubbard
  • location sound
    Thomas Hale
  • additional sound
    Ryan Whitehead
    Lanny Westgard
    Wayne Giesbrecht
    Albert Couillard
    Daniel Shingoose
  • grip
    Daniel Shingoose
  • photographer
    Kevin Hogarth
  • editor
    Harley Michailuck
  • additional editing
    Scott Parker
  • story consultant
    Nettie Wiebe
  • narrator
    Andrea Menard
  • original music
    Ross Nykiforuk
  • consultant
    Loretta Todd
    Doug Cuthand
    Norma Bailey
  • researcher
    Connie Braun
    Lee Sanders
  • transcription typist
    Bridget Toms
  • audio post-production
    Cosmic Pad Studios
  • musician
    Ross Nykiforuk
  • traditional singer
    Alan Bonaise
    Lorne Duquette
  • graphic design
    Kim Clegg
  • video post production services
    Studio Post and Transfer
  • online editor
    Kevin House
  • colourist
    Joe Owens
  • production assistant
    Garratt Mooney
    Leanne Fiddler
    Claudette Laflamme
    Faye Yoneda
  • studio clerk
    Ginette D'Silva
  • production supervisor
    Kelly Isaac
  • marketing manager
    Kim Ziervogel
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea

  • None

    This is my friend's father..

    None, 15 Oct 2018
  • borealwoman

    the government has taken their land, their resources and their lives...without any attempt in understanding or respecting the valuable culture of indigenous people. the government treated (treats) indigenous people without respect yesterday and wonder mainstream society remains rampant with racism. it's time for this to end.

    borealwoman, 2 Feb 2014
  • uwasawaya

    I desperately wished to hear the words spoken by the principles in this film but because of the overlay of background audio, could barely distinguish the words. This account is so important...heartbreaking, infuriating, depressing, and still pertinent to so many locations in not just Canada but this globe. What First Nations and First People on this continent have endured because of their heritage and cultures is descriptive of the basic flaws in humans as they now exist. Were I a audio-video guru, I would try to remix this myself so I could hear it more clearly.

    uwasawaya, 28 Sep 2011