Conspiracy of Silence (1991)


Director: Francis Mankiewicz
Writer: Suzette Couture, based on the book by Lisa Priest
Producer: Bernard Zukerman
Starring: Michael Mahonen, Carl Marotte, Stephen Ouimette, Maury Chaykin
Distributor: CBC Program Sales
Canadian Broadcaster: CBC

A young aboriginal woman, Helen Betty Osborne, is raped and murdered in The Pas, Manitoba. Her assailants are known and yet, because of prevailing bigotry and racism, are protected until a special investigation of the crime. It was broadcast to great acclaim on CBC. It was then purchased by CBS and when it was aired in the United States in August of 1992 was once again a critical and financial success. It f