Two Worlds Colliding
Catalogue Number: NFB536276
Producer: National Film Board Of Canada
Producers: Bonnie Thompson, Graydon McCrea
Directors: Tasha Hubbard
Producing Agencies: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Civics, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Grade Level: Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2005
Running Time: 49:00
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Two Worlds Colliding is an inquiry into what came to be known as Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths," and the schism between a fearful, mistrustful Indigenous community and a police force harbouring a harrowing secret.
One frigid night in January 2000 Darrell Night, an Indigenous man was dumped by two police officers in -20° C temperatures in a barren field on the city outskirts. He survives the ordeal but is stunned to hear that the frozen body of another Indigenous man was discovered in the same area. Days later, another victim, also Native, is found.
When Night comes forward with his story, he sets into motion a chain of events: a major RCMP investigation into several suspicious deaths, the conviction of the two constables who abandoned him and the reopening of an old case, leading to a judicial inquiry.