THE DEATH TOUR – Interview with Co-Directors Stephan Peterson and Sonya Ballantyne

This Friday the 19th is the Slamdance World Premiere of feature documentary, THE DEATH TOUR.  Co-Directors Stephan Peterson and Sonya Ballantyne talked with our Gadi Elkon about the wrestlers, the remote Indigenous communities and much more!

Each winter, when the lakes freeze over, a motley gang of professional wrestlers leaves Winnipeg on a one-of-a-kind wrestling trip through remote Indigenous communities of Northern Manitoba. Wrestling insiders call it the ‘Death Tour’ – both for the physical hardships endured on the road and the emotional toll it takes on those who experience it. Famous for its star-studded alumni, the trip offers wrestlers a rare taste of fame and a chance to see if they have what it takes to make it in professional wrestling. This deeply personal documentary travels through Canada’s frozen North and into the wrestlers’ minds as they battle the elements, each other, and the impacts of our colonial past.

Stephan and Sonya talked with our Gadi Elkon about the journey of the tour, the story of the wrestlers and the communities visited throughout Canada.

Here is our interview with Co-Directors Sonya Ballantyne and Stephan Peterson.

The Death Tour has its world premiere this Friday January 19th at SLAMDANCE.

For SLAMDANCE info.

For more info on THE DEATH TOUR.

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