A Surrey filmmaker known for exploring issues surrounding gangs and guns is working with the family of Maple Batalia to document the young woman’s life and death on film.
Nineteen-year-old Batalia was killed in September 2011, following a night of studying at the Surrey SFU campus.
Roseleen told Global News there is a lack of education around domestic abuse in schools.
“There’s still just so many people who don’t know her story. It would be a really nice way to honour her, and tell her story.”
And that is why the family contacted Mani Amar, a Surrey filmmaker who is known for exploring issues surrounding gangs and guns.
Batalia’s ex-boyfriend, Gurjinder Dhaliwal, was charged and convicted of the crime.
Earlier this year, he was sentenced to life in prison.