SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4), Mount Polley: Breach or Catastrophe
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
- Release Date 2015
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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On August 4, 2014, ironically known as British Columbia Day, the Imperial Mines tailings pond dam in the north central British Columbia collapsed releasing 10 million gallons of toxic chemicals into a pristine wilderness. For three days the Premier of the province lay low, the senior management of the mine was no where to be seen as a small tributary of Quesnell Lake, known as Hazeltine Creek, was devastated washed away with the torrents of toxic waste came gushing out of the so-called Mount Polley mine. It was the worst environmental disaster to hit this part of the world and everyone clamoured to try to mitigate the damage. In this documentary, residents of the province go looking for answers.
This fourth and final series of SAMAQAN examines the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people, their focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for the environment with development.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4):
- Water Is Taonga: Water as Taonga? (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Kaitiaki, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- Water Is Taonga: Aotearoa (22 minutes)
- The Sustainable Harvest (22 minutes)
- Edible Seaweeds: What the fucus? (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Herring Roe: Dead or Alive, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- The Elwha River: Taking Down the Dams (22 minutes)
- Gulf Shrimp: 4 Years and Counting (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 2 (22 minutes)
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