Watch Highway Of Tears, A Short VR Doc About Canada’s Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

A new film tells the tragic story of one of the country’s many unsolved murders.

October 17, 2016

On Canada's Highway 16, there's a section of road in British Columbia spanning from Prince George and Prince Rupert. It's known as "The Highway Of Tears," a name referencing unresolved generational trauma. For nearly 50 years, Indigenous women have disappeared or been found killed along the highway; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police puts the number at 18, while Indigenous rights organizations say it's closer to 50.

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Highway of Tears is a short VR documentary from CBC's The Current. It tells the story of Ramona Wilson's disappearance along the highway in 1994, and the institutional indifference faced by her mother Matilda. It's heartbreaking, and important. Watch the film above on your smartphone, or on your desktop with a browser supporting 360 video.

Watch Highway Of Tears, A Short VR Doc About Canada’s Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women