English (Available dubbed in Aboriginal & subtitled in English)
Year of Production: 4
Duration: 13 x 22-minute episodes
Eagle Vision is proud to present Season IV of Taken, a 13 X 22-minute true crime documentary series focusing on solving the mysteries behind Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls that has been broadcast for three seasons on APTN and CBC. Together with our broadcast partners, the decision has been made that Season IV of Taken will include the stories of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys. According to Statistics Canada, 14 percent of the victims of homicide between the years of 1980 and 2012 were female. 17 percent were male. The need to share the stories of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys has become clear. The need to address the issues surrounding these cases, and the need to solve these cases, is apparent. Riveting, spine-chilling, important television, Taken confronts, head-on, the search for answers, the clues that link these stories, and the hope of all Canadians to resolve this tragic reality for Indigenous women and girls, men and boys, members of the LGBTQ2S community, and for our nation. In cooperation with the federal government, the RCMP, police and community organizations, Eagle Vision’s Taken focuses on the story of one, and occasionally two, missing or murdered Indigenous women or girls, or men and boys per episode. Using gripping interviews with the loved ones left behind, top-quality re-enactments, breathtaking cinematography that showcases the beauty and the darkness of our nation, as well as photos and video of the missing women themselves, Taken shows the victims as real people. The storytelling is balanced and journalistic, while at its core, it is provocative human drama with a sense of mystery, and urgency. Taken provides an opportunity to share information in the hopes of sparking those who know the answers to the questions surrounding these crimes to come forward. In producing Season I through III it became increasingly clear — there are people out there who know the truth.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Eagle Vision Inc.
Cast/Participants: Host Lisa Meeches (English), Host James Favel (English Episode 413), Host Sheila North (Cree)