Zoe Saldaña is shining a spotlight on an epidemic affecting indigenous women in Canada…
The 37-year-old half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican American actress and her sisters’ production company, Cinestar Pictures, is partnering with producer-director Leslie Owen and her Owen Media Group to produce Gone Missing, a documentary that will explore the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls of Canada.
Owen says there are more than 4,000 documented cases of women and girls who’ve disappeared or have been murdered across Canada during the past three decades.
The documentary will ask why this happens and what is being done to investigate and prevent the crimes.
It’ll follow three key stories and feature voices of family members of the missing and murdered along with politicians and community leaders.
Cinestar is in the second year of a first-look deal with South Shore Television and Pantelion Films, the U.S. joint ventures of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate.
The pic is currently in production.