FilmRise & Canal+ Docs board doc ‘Missing From Fire Trail Road’

Missing From Fire Trail Road

New York-based producer & streaming firm FilmRise and French TV network Canal+ Docs have boarded Missing From Fire Trail Road, the new documentary from director Sabrina Van Tassel.

The film delves into the case of Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis, a Native American woman who disappeared in 2020, and exposes how hundreds of indigenous women continue to go missing in the US, perpetuating transgenerational trauma on Indian reservations.

Van Tassel is the director behind the 2020 feature The State Of Texas Vs Melissa and 2015 doc The Silenced Walls.

FilmRise will have worldwide distribution rights, all media, for Missing From Fire Trail Road. excluding France and French speaking territories overseas and in Africa, which Canal + Docs will hold.

“Sabrina is a brilliant filmmaker whose documentaries bring awareness to topics and subjects that are often overlooked, but are no less important,” said Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions & co-productions at FilmRise.

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