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Conspiracy of Silence 

After a young Canadian Aboriginal girl is murdered in 1971, it takes 20 years of inaction and prejudice before the police finally find the real killers. Meanwhile the killers have to live with their own guilt and fear of being caught.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Mahonen ...  Lee Colgan 2 episodes, 1991
Ian Tracey ...  Dwayne Johnston 2 episodes, 1991
Jonathan Potts ...  Jim Houghton 2 episodes, 1991
Diego Chambers Diego Chambers ...  Norm Manger 2 episodes, 1991
Jani Lauzon ...  Marie 2 episodes, 1991
Dawn Greenhalgh ...  Joyce Colgan 2 episodes, 1991
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ...  Harold 'Bud' Colgan 2 episodes, 1991
Catherine Disher ...  Sherrie Linder 2 episodes, 1991
Brooke Johnson ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1991
Monique Mojica Monique Mojica ...  Justine Osborne 2 episodes, 1991
Michelle St. John ...  Helen Betty Osborne 2 episodes, 1991
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  Ed Kirkby 2 episodes, 1991
Mary Ann Coles Mary Ann Coles ...  Raylene Kubiak 2 episodes, 1991
Roger Dunn ...  George Kubiak 2 episodes, 1991
Peter Graham Peter Graham ...  Curtis 2 episodes, 1991
Alyson Green Alyson Green ...  Shannon Houghton 2 episodes, 1991
Louise Kidney Louise Kidney ...  Sandy Colgan 2 episodes, 1991
François Klanfer François Klanfer ...  Mel Freidman 2 episodes, 1991
Sharon Noble ...  Marge 2 episodes, 1991
Nicholas Pasco Nicholas Pasco ...  Gary 2 episodes, 1991
Joseph Scoren ...  Rick Colgan 2 episodes, 1991
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The true story of Helen Betty Osborne, a 19 year old Indian girl who was brutually murdered and slain on November 12, 1971 in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada and nearly taking 20 years for the police to find the four men who murdered her. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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July 1992 (USA) See more »

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Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Though the movie was set in The Pas, Manitoba, it was actually filmed in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. See more »

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A very well made film that looks at the miscarriages of justice against North America's First Nations people
8 February 2004 | by BigLaxFan94See all my reviews

I really liked this film because it focused on the wrongful injustices that have been committed against North America's First Nations people. Helen Betty Osbourne along with Donald Marshall and JJ Harper are 3 examples of what they went through at the hands of Canada's so-called "justice system". "Conspiracy of Silence" was well made because it accurately depicted what went on from that incident late that night in 1971 to the actual convictions that were FINALLY made in 1986 when all 4 men involved in the murder were brought to trial. In the end, only 1 man (the guy who committed the actual murder) went to prison while the other 3 went free. Now although justice finally seemed to be served, it literally took 15 YEARS for the 4 men to be brought to trial!! That's what's so appalling about the whole situation! Helen Betty Osbourne had something in common with Donald Marshall and JJ Harper. All 3 victims were Native (Donald Marshall is the only one still alive). Helen was a Cree First Nations woman who was never viewed as a human being by the Canadian laws and governments. To them, she was only "an Indian" and because of that, it took a whopping 15 years for the offenders to brought to justice! Of course the 4 men who committed the crime were white so it didn't matter to the "justice system" that they killed an innocent person (especially if the dead person was Native). If I were the judge and jury of that case, ALL 4 men involved would have had a lengthy jail term because the law IS the law and it applies to EVERYONE in this country who commits a serious crime like that. There's no room for racism and its bogus policies in this so- called "justice system" of ours.

Well............ anyways........... this is why I gave this film an 8 out of 10.


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