THE EXHIBITION

By Damon VIGNALE

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Documentary - Completed 2012

An artist faces public opposition as she struggles to mount a large scale exhibition of paintings based on a police poster of missing women, twenty-six of which are found dead on a serial killer’s farm.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2013
Chicago IFF 2013
UNAFF 2013
International Emmy Award 2014
Arts Programming
Salem Film Festival 2014
PBS Frontline Award, Best Documentary
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television 2015
Diversity Award
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Damon VIGNALE
    • Writer(s)
    • Damon VIGNALE
    • Producer(s)
    • Damon VIGNALE (Jove Pictures), Rob STRAIGHT (Horizon Motion Pictures), Miho YAMAMOTO
    • Synopsis
    • In 2006 Pamela Masik, a contemporary artist, set out to create a large-scale exhibition of paintings focused on women who went missing over the previous two decades on the streets of Vancouver. Titled "The Forgotten", this powerful series of sixty-nine portraits would be based on a police task force poster of the missing women's headshots.

      In 2007, pig farmer Robert Picton stood trial for the murders of twenty-six women whose remains were found at his farm and slaughterhouse. He would admit to an undercover police officer that he killed forty-nine. The twenty-six women identified as Pickton's victims are included on the task force poster and form part of Masik's work.

      Over a six year period we follow Masik's struggle to exhibit this collection of paintings, and the public outcry that ensues. All of this amidst a shocking murder trial; an inquiry into the police department's failed investigation; and the families' search for answers in the largest serial murder case in Canada's histroy.
    • Partners & financing
    • Allarco/Superchannel
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2012
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