Thursday, October 18

Stolen Sisters documentary

Three years ago, Amnesty International produced a report that contained a shocking finding - that aboriginal women are five times more likely to die a violent death than any other ethnic group.

The report, titled Stolen Sisters, estimated 500 aboriginal women have gone missing or were murdered over the last 20 years. The report charged that high level of violence faced by aboriginal women has been largely met with indifference because of racism within Canada.

A new documentary, Stolen Sisters, will explore the issue when it airs Saturday at 10 p.m. on Global TV as part of the Global Currents series hosted by Kevin Newman.

Directed and produced by Saskatoon-based AntonioHrynchuk, "Stolen Sisters" investigates the increasing number of missing andmurdered Aboriginal women in Canada - as many as 500 women in the last 20 years. Based on a report of the same name issued by Amnesty International, indigenous women in Canada are five times more likely to die as a result of violence than women of any other ethnicity. This documentary follows the trials and tribulations of Aboriginal families trying to find their missing loved ones, and the rising tensions that exist between law enforcement and Aboriginal communities.

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