A Tribute to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women :

A Tribute to Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Completed well before the Canadian Government's Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began its operations, Moon Water, a documentary honouring missing and murdered women in British Columbia illuminates the tremendous complexity of this pheonmenon. Métis direcctor Rita Jasper filmed her community in East Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside over 10 years to create a gritty, street-level perspective that gives voice to those who remember the women and honour them. It is structued in three chapters: from the perspective of loved ones, from the perspective of survivors and a final chapter that reflects on the investigation and the systemic racism that allowed this phenomenon to flourish in Vancouver for decades. While Indigenous women and girls are missing and murdered across Canada, the number of cases in British Columbia is disproportionately high for the size of its population compared with other provinces.

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