The Death Tour

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. But the tour goes both ways: as the wrestlers develop their skills they also provide entertainment for the communities in the dead of winter and form personal connections with audience members, especially the kids. From the taunting and body slams comes a warm documentary that travels through Canada’s frozen North and into the wrestlers’ minds as they battle the elements, each other, and the impacts of North America’s colonial past.

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  • Country:
    United States
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  • Runtime:
    89 minutes
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  • Director:
    Stephan Peterson, Sonya Ballantyne
  • Producer:
    Sergeo Kirby, Stacey Tenenbaum
  • Executive Producer:
    Charles Beaudette, Chris Jericho
  • Cinematographer:
    Van Royko
  • Editor:
    Jeremiah Hayes

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