One day before it was set to air on CBC, the documentary Hold Your Fire was pulled from the line-up.
The film is produced by Helen Slinger and a section of Slinger’s film deals with the Toronto policeman, James Forcillo’s shooting death of Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar on July 26, 2013. CBC chose to pull the documentary in fear it may impact the ongoing jury trial.
In her doc Slinger filmed a sequence in which she showed the Yatim shooting footage to a UK policeman, and his shocked reaction to it was very revealing….and damning
The Forcillo trial jury began their deliberations yesterday and CBC TV’s Firsthand is going ahead and (finally) broadcasting HOLD YOUR FIRE tonight at 9 pm (9:30 pm NL).
Helen Slinger joins us now to discuss the film.
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