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*This film contains extremely graphic and sensitive material that may be triggering to some audiences*

In this year's winner of the World Documentary Award, BC based production team The Affolter Brothers turn their sights on a shocking true crime that traumatized the small religious town of Altona, Manitoba over thirty years ago. 

The film uses a mix of archival footage, animation and survivor interviews to tell the harrowing story of two teenagers who were assaulted and left to die in a burning house. One of the victims, Tyler Pleke, survived. His physical recovery from the horrific attack was difficult, but his greatest challenge was learning to forgive. More than just your average true crime doc, this film explores the concept of forgiveness through Pelke’s remarkable resilience and his community’s journey towards healing from the crime that still haunts them.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Content Warning
    violence, discussion of sexual assault
  • Director
    The Affolter Brothers
  • Screenwriter
    The Affolter Brothers
  • Producer
    Craig Langdon, The Affolter Brothers, Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter, Nathan Affolter, Thomas Affolter
  • Executive Producer
    Craig Langdon
  • Cast
    Gabriel Carter
  • Cinematographer
    Kaayla Whachell, Thomas Affolter
  • Editor
    The Affolter Brothers
  • Sound Design
    Justin Aucoin
  • Music
    Emily Rice