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War drama Hyena Road, parts of which were filmed at CFB Shilo, is expected to host a red-carpet screening later this month in Winnipeg following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, the cast of the film along with other government officials and members of the film industry are expected to be in attendance at the screening set to take place on September 23 at the Centennial Concert Hall.
“Locally filmed productions like Hyena Road contribute to Manitoba’s growing economy by providing good jobs across a variety of fields ... I am delighted to see our work come together in this deeply powerful film,” said Selinger, in a statement.
Paul Gross, best known for his work on the movie Passchendaele, directs and co-stars in Hyena Road, which is expected to be released across Canada on October 9. The Canadian Forces base was used as a location for the film last year and “real soldiers were cast as extras to provide an authentic feel.”
The film plunges viewers into the heart of the war zone and follows the stories of three men: a skilled sniper, an intelligence officer and Afghan warrior whose lives intertwine as troops endure Taliban attacks in order to complete the construction of a crucial highway link.
“We are so proud to have supported this beautiful film that captures a uniquely Canadian experience,” said Carole Vivier, CEO and film commissioner at Manitoba Film and Music, who will be helping to host the red-carpet event.