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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Me The People

Directed by Dan Shannon & Isabelle Depelteau
Documentary Feature
Canada | 76 min | 2020

Me The People explores how elected leaders of western countries increasingly use wedge politics on key divisive issues, giving rise to a new kind of populist leader. They are disruptors with a new playbook. But are they also expressing the will of the people?

Me The People - Poster

I have been on an Odyssean journey since I first became aware of the existence of human sex trafficking in 2012.

The New Abolitionists came into being, slowly. I studied, investigated, and learned from activist missionaries who were giving everything to see an end.

With this film, I set out to not only expose the causations of trafficking but to reveal practical solutions. My hope is that following these brave abolitionists and their organizations will inspire others to join the fight in whatever way they can—small or large.

Me The People - Dan SHannonDan Shannon

With over 20 years of experience in entertainment media production, distribution and marketing Dan Shannon’s productions have been seen at festivals, and on television in more than 120 countries.  He has been invited to give master classes on marketing and digital distribution strategies for film on numerous occasions at the Berlin Film Festival and other major international venues. Dan is also director of photography and cameraman on hundreds of productions.

Me The People - Isabelle DepelteauIsabelle Depelteau

Isabelle has written concepts and scripts as well as directed over 20 documentaries for television for broadcasters such as: The Discovery Channel, PBS, CBC, Radio-Canada, Télé-Quebec, Life Network, Bravo! France 5, France 3 and many more.  Her work has been broadcast in over 100 countries and now extends to feature film screenwriting and educational websites.

Film Information

Director: Dan Shannon, Isabelle Depelteau
Country: Canada
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 76 min.
Rated: G


Producer: Dan Shannon
Writers: Isabelle Depelteau

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