Humboldt: The New Season
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When a devastating highway accident on April 6, 2018, thrust Humboldt, Sask., into the international spotlight, people from across Canada and around the globe responded with condolences, vigils and tributes. As the shock subsided and the world stepped back to let the community grieve, the directors of Humboldt: The New Season opted to stay with the families for 11 months, beginning in August 2018, as training for the new hockey season began. They followed players and parents as they gradually adapted to their new reality, which included the trial and sentencing of the truck driver who caused the deadly accident, with surprising and touching results.
Humboldt: The New Season features five survivors: Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter, who return to play for the 2018–2019 Humboldt hockey season with a different coaching staff and new teammates; and Tyler Smith, Kaleb Dahlgren and Layne Matechuk, who continue their recovery. We also meet the late Logan Boulet’s parents, who carry on their son’s legacy by raising unprecedented awareness about organ donation in Canada, and assistant coach Mark Cross’s parents, who see their son’s memory live on through his former York Lions hockey program (where Kaleb was recruited).
Directed by: Kevin Eastwood & Lusca Frison