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On the Farm (2016)

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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.

Director:

Rachel Talalay

Writers:

Stevie Cameron (book), Dennis Foon | 3 more credits »
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Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers ... Nikki Taylor (as Maija Tailfeathers)
Sara Canning ... Sinead McLeod
Patrick Gallagher ... Jeff Keeley
Sarah Strange ... Elaine
Tantoo Cardinal ... Ada Taylor
Ben Cotton ... The Farmer
Patrick Sabongui ... Constable Buddy Roberts
Brendan Penny ... Carl Ray
Olivia Steele Falconer ... Tara Richards
April Telek ... Roxy
Brittney Wilson ... Megan Long
Sophia Lauchlin Hirt ... Dana
Melanie McLaren ... Ginger
Kevin McNulty ... Deputy Chief Quinn
Marci T. House ... Honey - the Street Nurse
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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50 Missing Women. One Prime Suspect. The Story That Shocked The World

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Drama

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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 »

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28 October 2020 | by bobbyhattawaySee all my reviews

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2016 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Unclaimed See more »

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Budget:

CAD4,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Full Flood Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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