By James Munson
She’s made a 20-minute film, to be presented tonight at the Alpine Bakery, on her experiences.
“What I don’t like is that the media never shows what people are actually doing, I think that’s not fair,” said Yee. “It’s fair to paint it in a horrific light because it is. But you also have to not sensationalize it so it makes the news.”
“If communities are going through all these horrible things, why wouldn’t you talk about all the things people are actually doing about it?”
Highway 16, connecting Prince George and Prince Rupert through the northern BC wilderness, is a symbol of what happens to women forgotten by mainstream feminism.
Eleven women have either been murdered or have mysteriously disappeared on the highway in recent years, according to a 2006 CBC report.
The Highway of Tears came to Yee’s attention in 2006 after a flurry of media interest over the murders.
Below: "A still from Jessica Yee’s film, Highway of Hope."