The Exhibition
(92 min) Canada
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Saturday 10/26, 1:30 PM (Session 28)

Director: Damon Vignale
Producers: Damon Vignale, Miho Yamamoto


In 2006, Pamela Masik, a contemporary artist, set out to create a large-scale exhibition of paintings focused on women who went missing over the previous two decades on the streets of Vancouver. Titled The Forgotten, this series of sixty-nine portraits would be based on a police task force poster of the missing women's headshots. In 2007, pig farmer, Robert Pickton stood trial for the murders of twenty-six women whose remains were found at his farm and slaughterhouse. He would admit to an undercover police officer that he killed forty-nine. The twenty-six women identified as Pickton's victims are included on the police task force poster and form part of Masik's work. Over a six-year period we follow Masik and her struggle to bring this collection of paintings to exhibition and the public outcry that follows. These events occur amidst a shocking murder trial, an inquiry into the police department's failed investigation and the families' search for answers in the largest serial murder case in Canadian history. The film puts a spotlight on a systemically racist and sexist society that minimizes violence against women and raises important contemporary debates about race, privilege, art and responsibility.


Damon Vignale, an accomplished writer, producer and director has produced both award-winning feature films and episodic television. His recent accolades include a Gemini Award for his groundbreaking web series The Vetala. He currently writes and produces for the hit drama series Blackstone, now in its third season. The Exhibition is his first documentary.

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