Downtown Eastside community gathers for 30th Women’s Memorial March

This is the third in the series, “Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Past and Present.”

This episode documents the 30th annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The march, which first took place on Valentine’s Day in 1992, commemorates the women who have either been murdered or gone missing in the DTES.

Family, friends and their supporters reflect upon lost loved ones and despite the odds stacked against them, bear testimony to the fortitude of the community.

Watch the full series here.

Jase Tanner has worked in the film industry for 30 years where he frequently serves as a shop steward. During this time he’s been active in social justice issues and has produced a handful of short, web-based documentaries.