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Film screening: Finding Dawn, featuring guest speaker Delilah Saunders

Posted by GHO Admin on November 23, 2015 in Events

Date: Wed. Nov 25, 2015 @ 7pm
Location: Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University Room 104

DFLA and DALSA together are honoured to be screening the film Finding Dawn and hosting guest speaker Delilah Saunders. Admission is free and open to public, all are welcome. This screening was made possible by the Cinema Politica series. To see a trailer for the film please visit

About Delilah Saunders: the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women has encompassed Delilah Saunders’ life since the murder of her pregnant sister, Loretta Saunders, in February 2014. Loretta was studying the issue for her honours thesis at the time of her death. To take a proactive approach with her own healing and to give voice to the families who have been long ignored, Delilah has taken on the titles of freelance writer, author, and advocate to carry her sister’s legacy and the cause forward.

About the film: Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh presents a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy: the murders and disappearances of an estimated 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the past 30 years. This is a journey into the dark heart of Native women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's Skid Row to the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia, to Saskatoon, this film honours those who have passed and uncovers reasons for hope.

This event is part of Dalhousie's 16 days of activism campaign that spans from the International Day for Violence against Women on November 25 until International Human Rights Day on December 10. To see the full calendar of events go to

There will be refreshments at the event available by donation with proceeds to benefit Bryony House.