Apr 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Two Worlds Colliding (2004 | 49 min), by Tasha Hubbard
This documentary chronicles the story of Darrell Night, a Native man who was dumped by two police officers in a barren field on the outskirts of Saskatoon in January 2000, during -20° C temperatures. He found shelter at a nearby power station and survived the ordeal, but he was stunned to hear that the frozen body of another Aboriginal man was discovered in the same area. Days later, another victim, also Native, was found.
This film is an inquiry into what came to be known as Saskatoon’s infamous “freezing deaths” and the schism between a fearful, mistrustful Aboriginal community and a police force that must come to terms with a shocking secret.
This is a partnership project of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, and the Moose Jaw Public Library. Sponsorship of this project by the National Film Board, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the Indigenous Matters Committee and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.