FilmRise and Canal+ Docs have boarded ‘Missing From Fire Trail Road’

FilmRise, the New York-based movie and TV studio and streaming community, and Canal+ Docs have boarded “Missing From Fire Trail Road,” Sabrina Van Tassel (“The State of Texas vs. Melissa“)’s long-gestated documentary movie in regards to the crimes in opposition to indigenous girls.

“Missing From Fire Trail Road” sheds gentle on the case of Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis, a Native-American lady who disappeared in 2020, and exposes how a whole bunch of indigenous girls proceed to go lacking within the US, perpetuating trans-generational trauma on Indian reservations.

The announcement was made immediately by Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions and co-productions at FilmRise, Christine Cauquelin, head of documentaries at Canal+ and Van Tassel, who can also be producing the function.

FilmRise and Canal+ had dealt with “The State of Texas vs. Melissa,” one other social justice documentary which seemed on the U.S. judicial system by way of the story of Melissa Lucio, the primary Hispanic lady on dying row in Texas. The launch of the documentary sparked a big nationwide debate and was championed by personalities similar to Susan Sarandon and Kim Kardashian. Thanks to the grassroots marketing campaign and widespread help, Lucio’s execution was halted. The documentary, which world premiered at Tribeca, was additionally offered to key distributors around the globe.

“Sabrina is a brilliant filmmaker whose documentaries bring awareness to topics and subjects that are often overlooked, but are no less important,” mentioned Max Einhorn. “We are honored to be working with Sabrina on (this new film) and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be collaborating with Canal+,” Einhorn continued.

“The atrocities committed against indigenous communities must become a mainstream issue so we can bring about change,” the manager added.

Cauquelin, mentioned that “After acquiring ‘The State of Texas vs Melissa’, we supported Sabrina’s incredible impact campaign which helped save Melissa Lucio’s life.”

“Today, we are thrilled to be on board of with her new film. Thousands of Native American women go missing in the U.S. in utter indifference and it is time this urgent matter be brought to the table. We are proud to accompany Sabrina, along with FilmRise, on this important documentary,” Cauquelin continued.

FilmRise may have worldwide distribution rights, all media, excluding France and French talking territories abroad and in Africa, which Canal + Docs will maintain.

Van Tassel, an investigative journalist who’s directed over 40 documentaries for TV and made her docu function debut with the documentary “The Silenced Walls,” began creating “Missing From the Fire Trail Road” years in the past.

“Missing from the Fire Trailer Road” examines the case of Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis who disappeared three years in the past from the Tulalip tribe, a small and peaceable neighborhood close to Seattle, Washington. The docu then builds a broader canvas highlighting the truth that Native-American girls go lacking at a better fee than some other inhabitants within the U.S.. Most of those crimes go unsolved and are dedicated by non-natives. Complex tribal jurisdictional points, lack of full reporting and accounting of lacking indigenous folks, have created authorized loopholes on Indian reservations. This unjustifiable state of affairs, which emanates from the genocide perpetrated in opposition to Native-Americans, has turned reservations into searching grounds for serial rapists and large-scale sex-trafficking.

“I feel compelled to expose these stories of missing indigenous women who are forgotten and whose cases never receive any public attention. More than a crime doc, this film will explore how the traumas have passed on from generation to generation since first contact between natives and European settlers,” mentioned Van Tassel. “I feel extremely lucky to have both FilmRise and Canal+ Docs supporting me on this project,” she added.

The deal was negotiated by the FilmRise Acquisitions Team and Christine Cauquelin for Canal + Docs, with Sabrina Van Tassel.

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