Like the Trees

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Two Worlds Colliding
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 11:45 AM
In January 2000, two police officers leave an Indigenous man to die, stranded in -20°C temperatures. He survives—but a grisly pattern emerges. This inquiry into the infamous Saskatoon "freezing deaths" exposes systemic injustice in a fractured community.
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Redux
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kathleen Shannon
Producer(s):Kathleen Shannon
Executive Producer(s):Len Chatwin
Editor(s):Kathleen Shannon
Sound:Ted Haley


This short film introduces us to Rose, a Métis woman from Northern Alberta. Rose has lifted herself out of an anguished existence in the city by rediscovering her roots among the Woodland Cree. She left everything behind to return to a simpler life of being true to herself, and belonging in her community. NFB