Where’s my Sister is a film about a young First Nations girl struggling to come to terms with the disappearance of her sister. Unable to accept the loss of her loved one, she continues to search her hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan for any sign of her sister. The film stars First Nations actor, Patsy Tuba, and was filmed on location in Regina, Canada. Where’s my Sister is a poignant film highlighting the anguish that families experience when losing their mothers, daughters and aunts in what Amnesty International is calling a national human rights crisis.
Lead actor Patsy Tuba explained the importance of the story to the ongoing human rights crisis in Canada, “It is an important issue because each name on that list is important. It’s someone’s sister or a daughter, a mother or an aunt. Behind each name on that list, there is a story of not only sadness, but of hope and strength. The importance of each story should be shared and be heard. I wanted to make sure I was invested emotionally throughout the film. As it begins to open awareness to the ongoing tragedy of this important issue and for the families to heal”.
Director Pasquale Marco Veltri explains why he made the film, “We all live on the same land and we are all connected. We are all human beings. There are 1200 indigenous women that have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada. I’m a human being that would like all human beings to see this as an issue that affects all of us, because it does”.
The trailer is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/wdivYpol5f8. The 12 minute film will be released on October 4, 2016 online and through local screenings.