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On Friday, February 13, 2015, Steve Fonyo, a one-time national hero was stabbed in a home invasion. After 17 days in a coma and months in hospital, Fonyo returned to the streets of Surrey, B.C. brain damaged. With lingering drug and financial problems, and jail time, HOPE follows Steve as he tries to change his life.

tiif 40 Platform prize winner HURT

HURT

Canadian screen Awards 2016Ted Rogers Feature Lenght Documentary Award Winner

A portrait of Steve Fonyo, who in 1985, at 19 years of age, completed his run across Canada, after having lost his left leg to cancer.  At first denounced as a Terry Fox copycat but by the time he reached the Pacific Ocean, he had raised $13 million for cancer research and was named to the Order of Canada.  The next 30 years were straight downhill: petty theft, larceny, and drug addiction until the Order of Canada was rescinded in 2010.  Steve Fonyo today is a mass of contradictions.  Spend a year in the world of this one-time hero and see how the run has nothing to do with his life and everything to do with it.

HURT

 

A Scene from HURT

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” — F. Scott FitzgeraldA portrait of Steve Fonyo, who in 1985, at 19 years of age, completed his run across Canada, after having lost his left leg to cancer. At first denounced as a Terry Fox copycat but by the time he reached the Pacific Ocean, he had raised $13 million for cancer research and was named to the Order of Canada. The next 30 years were straight downhill: petty theft, larceny, and drug addiction until the Order of Canada was rescinded in 2010. Steve Fonyo today is a mass of contradictions. Spend a year in the world of this one-time hero and see how the run has nothing to do with his life and everything to do with it.