Eagle Vision is set to premiere its true crime documentary series TAKEN on Friday, September 9, at 7:00 pm in all regions. The first episode of the series, focusing Tina Fontaine, will air at 7:00, and will be immediately followed by a second episode, focusing on British Columbia’s deadly Highway of Tears.
In the first episode, TAKEN shares the story of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl whose body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg in August, 2014, sparking international attention, and shining a spotlight on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
In this episode, TAKEN is honoured to include interviews with Thelma Favel (Tina’s great aunt), Sargent John O’Donovan (Winnipeg Police) Cindy Guimonde (guidance counsellor), Nahanni Fontaine (formerly the Special Advisor on Aboriginal Women’s Issues for the Indigenous Issues Committee of Cabinet for Manitoba, currently a Member of Manitoba’s Legislative Assembly), and Mary Wilson (Spiritual Advisor).
TAKEN’s second episode uncovers the story of British Columbia’s Highway 16, from which women have been assaulted, gone missing, and been murdered for decades. Alberta Williams and Ramona Wilson are two women whose only mistake was getting into the wrong vehicle on the Highway of Tears. TAKEN is grateful to include interviews with Claudia Williams (Alberta’s sister), Ray Michalko (private investigator), Wayne Clary (Head of E-Pana), Angela Marie MacDougall (Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Services, BC), Craig Benjamin (Amnesty International), Matilda Wilson (Ramona’s mother) Brenda Wilson (Ramona’s sister), and Chief Terry Teegee (Ramona’s cousin).
Each subsequent week, APTN will broadcast one more episode of TAKEN. Starting in January, CBC will run eight episodes of the series.
Visit the TAKEN web site for more details.
TAKEN has just begun production of its second season.