CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating of the identity of the four men involved. It gradually came to light that rather than come forward with information, the townspeople closed ranks and refused to help the RCMP in their investigation. When finally brought to trial, a grim account of racism and conspiracy unfolded. Based on material from the book Conspiracy of Silence by Toronto Star journalist Lisa Priest. Warning: This program contains disturbing images, language and subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 1991
  • 01:29:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015
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