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About The Current's VR documentary
In its ongoing coverage, The Current — in CBC’s first virtual reality documentary — creates the first multi-platform exploration of this issue, engaging Canadians in public forums, online, visually and on air.
The Highway of Tears is a short virtual reality documentary about the story of one young woman, Ramona Wilson, who went missing along the highway in 1994 as told by her mother Matilda Wilson.
The immersive documentary transports the viewer to Matilda’s home and then on to the notorious highway where, according to Indigenous communities, more than 40 Indigenous women have gone missing since the 1970s.
The VR doc, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, was produced by The Current in conjunction with Toronto company Secret Location.