Dear Highway of Tears Supporters:
It is with great pleasure that I announced we've released 'Highway of Tears' in Canada on Netflix. Our goal was to get the documentary out on the largest platforms in order to give you the most viewing options possible. Many of you are current Netflix subscribers and have been sending messages to ask us to have the documentary available on that platform. The wait is now over.
For those of you that have already viewed the film on VHX and/or Vimeo On Demand, thank you so much for your support. It has been a long journey to get to the point and we will continue pushing to get the story out to as many people as possible to ensure the dialogue of missing and murdered women continues, not only in Canada, but all over the world.
We are very pleased with the Canadian government's commitment to investigating the root causes of violence against all women and their willingness to take action with the public's support. There is still a long road to travel. There are still women and girls going missing and getting murdered in various communities. There is still a lack of funding for safe & affordable transportation. With every win, comes a loss. While the B.C. government recently announced it would be providing an extra $1 million to run the bus service and the federal government committing to contribute $1 million to fund bus shelters, there is still a dark cloud looming over Greyhound Canada's announcement that they may discontinue service along Highway 16 in response to the government offering a subsidized alternative.
It is our hope that the more people we make aware of these issues, the closer we will get to finding solutions. We must all work together.
If you have not had a chance to see our documentary, I encourage you to watch it. If you live in Canada and have a Netflix account, you can always give it a try. If you live in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, the VHX platform is always there for you.
And if for whatever reason, you wish to watch the film, but do not have access to a Netflix account, or the means to rent or buy the film on VHX, feel free to send us a direct message on our Official Facebook page. We will provide you with a free screening code until the end of July.
Once again, on behalf of myself and the Highway of Tears production, thank you for your support in watching our documentary and for all your efforts to bring up this subject with friends and your communities.