The new Paul Bernardo - Karla Homolka movie
that is set to be released in the United States this fall is creating more of a buzz in Canada.
This time CTV News
reports it is not only the victims' families that are opposed to the film, but also Homolka's family, whose daughter Tammy also lost her life at the hands of the murderous couple. The movie's scheduled fall release will come on the heals of Homolka's July 5th release from prison - coincidentally, a date which would have marked Leslie Mahaffy's 29th birthday according to her family's lawyer, Tim Danson. It is expected that Crown Prosecutors will attempt to impose restrictions upon Holmolka pending her release. The victims' families are seeking intervener status
at that hearing.
While the Canadian government can not ban the film outright, it is possible for Canadian audiences and theatre owners to boycott it. The film's producer, Michael Sellers is standing behind the film, claiming that it is "legitimate". So far, the film does not have a Canadian distributor. One can only hope that it remains as such.
For more on this subject, please refer to "Exploiting a Family's Pain for Profit