The UN calls it a crisis,
First Nations people call for justice…..
5 people walk across the country to find it
They walk across the country to raise awareness for the more than 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada. Every First Nation family is affected by this ongoing tragedy and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have no answers.
WALK follows these five First Nations people on the final leg of their journey on the Highway of Tears. They fight for justice… for their lost loved one’s and for future generations of their people.
Gladys Radek’s niece Tamara, was last seen along highway #16 outside Prince George 9 years ago. Like so many others, her body has never been found. Radek is the organizer and leads the group as they make their way along lonely highways in an old van covered with pictures of the missing & murdered. They share their heartbreaking stories along the way, speaking with anyone who will listen while at the same time struggling to come to terms with their own loss.
From a former sex worker who recounts the terrifying violence she suffered, to a young aboriginal man who escaped sex slavery, to an 80-year old grandmother who witnessed first hand the toll violence has had on her community; each with their own story, each with their own pain, each with their own reason to walk.
Set against the backdrop of some of British Columbia’s most spectacular scenery WALK highlights an ugly truth in Canada, one that this small group is fighting to change……..one step at a time.
Director: Robert Colbourne
Producer: Robert Colbourne
Executive Producer: Lawrence Black
Cinematography: Robert Colbourne, Adam Buhler
Editor: Derek Whelen
Lighting: Adam Buhler
Production Coordinator: Jessica Hinz
Music Composer: Stu Goldberg
Sound Design: Christian Beard
Sound Engineer: Benjamin Joel Cran
Colour Correction: Dermont Shane
Graphic design/web: Karl Partington