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Breaking Free: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV769
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  21:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Breaking Free is a compelling investigation into a decades long fight by a Manitoba man, Brian Anderson who continues to maintain his innocence following a 1974 murder conviction. W5's Avery Haines investigates the brutal murder case that may have led the Canadian justice system to convict an innocent man. Well before Indigenous rights and Truth and Reconciliation were a part of the national dialogue, correspondent Jim Reed exposed what, at the time, must have been shocking concepts: that police may lie, that the courts sometimes gets it wrong, and that Indigenous people may be more vulnerable to the failures of Canada’s justice system.


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