Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
(2017, 90 minutes)
British Columbia has the dubious distinction of accounting for 28% of the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. For its population size, this puts it far ahead of the more heavily populated provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world, also has a disproportionately high number of murdered Indigenous women and was home to one serial killer convicted, with others possibly still at work.
Métis videographer Rita Jasper provides a gritty, grassroots street-level perspective in this documentary structured in three 30-minute chapters. With sympathy and respect, the women are remembered and honoured from the perspectives of Loved Ones (Chapter 1) and Survivors (Chapter 2). With a final chapter (Chapter 3), Reflecting on the Investigation calls attention to the systemic racism within policing and a judicial system that made it possible for a serial killer to be so prolific, despite repeated warnings and unheeded leads.
(2017, 90 minutes)
British Columbia has the dubious distinction of accounting for 28% of the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. For its population size, this puts it far ahead of the more heavily populated provinces of Ontario and Québec. Vancouver, one of the "most livable cities" ...