The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia – The Finale
Screening Dates
  • August 2, 2023 8:30

Another revelation from this series, Finding Dawn is an important, powerful, pungent, and ultimately moving film. Deserves to be revisited on the big screen.”

Harry Killas

This documentary by Métis filmmaker and University of Victoria professor emerita Christine Welsh remains very much a film of the moment, as Canada’s national conversation around missing and murdered Indigenous women continues. Putting a human face to this monumental tragedy, the film tells the story of three women: Dawn Crey, a member of the Sto:lo Nation who disappeared from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; Ramona Wilson, who went missing on BC’s Highway 16, the notorious Highway of Tears; and Daleen Kay Bosse, who disappeared in director Welsh’s home province of Saskatchewan. A compelling work by a deeply-caring, activist filmmaker, Finding Dawn also finds reason to hope, in the efforts of advocates and organizers working to raise awareness, demand change, promote healing, and build closer communities.