DirectorsMichael Bourquin Damien Gillis
ProducersDaniel Conrad Damien Gillis
- Release Date 2019
- Running Time 17 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Northern British Columbia 1908: Gitxsan Indigenous businessman turned outlaw Simon Gunanoot - labelled a "terrible savage" for allegedly killing two men - is in hiding during a brutally cold winter. Meanwhile, in Hazelton, a grubstaker and his heavy come to the Two Mile Saloon to collect a debt from failed prospector Danny Kelly. In desperation, Kelly goes deep into the frozen wilds of the Skeena Mountains in pursuit of Gunanoot and the $1,000 bounty on his head. Soon, the hunter becomes the hunted.
Shadow Trap is based on the legend, Simon Gunanoot, who became the focus of the longest manhunt in Canadian history (1906 to 1919). A Gitxsan First Nation man from the Kispiox Valley, near Hazelton, British Columbia, Simon was trained by his master bushman father, Nagun. At residential school in Port Simpson, he developed other skills, returning home to prosper in business, trapping and trading furs, and owning a supply store amid a resource boom in the region. Simon's life changed one fateful night in 1906. Accused of killing two men, he and his family were thrust into an epic journey across one of the world's most rugged, spectacular landscapes. His exploits include evading police and bounty hunters - even the famous American mercenaries, the Pinkertons - and winning a high-profile trial in 1919.
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