Based on a true story, a powerful study of the dysfunction and disorder in the police and criminal justice systems that allowed a wily psychopath to murder nearly 50 marginalised women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Some who work and/or live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver know that many marginalized women have gone missing, those women largely sex trade workers, largely with substance abuse problems, and largely indigenous. Those that are aware of this issue include the women at risk themselves who see their friends one day and gone the next, Elaine and Honey, a social worker and her public health nurse respectively who work with these women in a day in and day out basis, and VPD Constable Sinead McLeod, who walks the beat in this neighborhood. McLeod is the exception to the rule within the VPD, most other constables who harass the sex trade workers, and the highers up, such as Deputy Police Chief Quinn, hiding behind the fact that there are no "bodies" and no actual reports of anyone missing that did not arguably leave on their own volition without a word, as this population is largely vagrant. It is also a non-issue at City Hall, as the politicians secretly see those purported missing ...Written by
Is based on the real life story of a Coquitlam pig farmer who killed a number of sex trade workers and hid their remains on his farm. Of the actual people, the only person whose real name is used as a character in this movie is the pig farmer himself, Robert Pickton. See more »
Gritty and disturbing. If I could give it 11 stars I would.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers gives as great a performance as you will ever see.
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