CANADA 2018 I 75 MINS I ENGLISH I FRENCH I TORONTO PREMIERE
CE SILENCE QUI TUE (QUIET KILLING)
preceded by Boys of Nunavut
Unrelenting and absolutely necessary. The kind of film that stays with you. First hand accounts of women who endured trauma highlight the perpetrator comes in many different forms. As courageous as they have been to tell us their stories, I dare not call them victims, they are survivors. We owe it to them to listen. Missing Indigenous women should never be ignored.
Nearly 1200 aboriginal women murdered or missing in Canada: this is what the RCMP stated in a report in 2014. Already at that time, this number was greatly underestimated. Today, the situation is even more alarming. Why is an Aboriginal woman at higher risk than any other Canadian citizen? How can this situation continue in a country like Canada, which is a model for human rights? Sex workers, victims of domestic violence, activists, close to a missing or murdered woman, women and men testify to a troubling reality and cry out from the heart to break the silence that kills.
After completing her master’s in sociology, Kim O'Bomsawin launched her career as a documentary filmmaker. O’Bomsawin, of Abenaki origin, has worked on numerous productions for APTN, Canal D and Radio-Canada. She is driven to show viewers the world of the First Nations.
In addition to her passion for indigenous issues, her education in sociology has helped her become a versatile filmmaker with a keen interest in everything related to the human condition.
Producers: Michèle Rouleau (executive producer) and Geneviève Simard-Lévesque (producer)
Editor: Eve LeClair