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“Dreams Fizzle into Space” Opening to the public at The Bloc LA

“Dreams Fizzle into Space” @theblocla will open to the public next week! The exhibit will run from May 24th through June 10th.

Opening days:

– Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm

– Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 8pm.

Gallery visits can also be scheduled via email.

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Meet The Women Making Up Half Of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet

I’m really proud of the Cabinet choices Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked today. A huge congratulations to Carolyn Bennet on being named the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. In having the good fortune of meeting her a few months ago in Ottawa, I can safely say that her intentions are honest, clear and heartfelt. She’s a wickedly brilliant woman and will continue to do great things for Canada.

Carolyn Bennett, Toronto-St. Paul's, Ontario
Carolyn Bennett, Toronto-St. Paul’s, Ontario

Meet Canada’s new female cabinet ministers.

Source: Meet The Women Making Up Half Of Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet

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HIGHWAY OF TEARS: VIMEO ON DEMAND

Very happy to announce that “Highway of Tears” is now available on Vimeo On Demand.

HIGHWAY OF TEARS from Matt Smiley on Vimeo.

Since the late 1960s, at least forty young women have disappeared along the “Highway of Tears” — a 500-mile, single-lane stretch of roadway in northern British Columbia. Shrouded in mystery until a recent Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) special investigation linked DNA from one of the vanished victims to a deceased American criminal, these cold cases reveal sweeping crimes: kidnapping, rape, torture, murder, and the disposal of human bodies.

Aboriginal communities have experienced the brunt of the brutality: dozens of their women have disappeared along the highway, victims of not only murderous predators, but of a pervasive, systemic racism that keeps them marginalized on impoverished reservations. First Nation leaders and activists contend there has been little interest in further investigating the crimes and in apprehending their killers.

Narrated by TV Star Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” CBS), Matthew Smiley’s award-winning documentary illustrates the personal stories of the victim’s families and explores how a legacy of generational poverty, high unemployment, and endemic violence in their communities continues to contribute to their tragic fate.