The Heart of the Fraser
ProducersJakob Dawson Nicole Yuen
- Release Date 2020
- Running Time 45 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada
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The Heart of the Fraser highlights the continuing destruction of the culturally rich ecosystem in the gravel reach of the lower Fraser River from Hope to Mission, British Columbia and what needs to happen to save this significant ecosystem from environmental collapse. The film explains the ecological importance of the gravel reach, its historical background, and importance to both Indigenous people and settlers.
Fish and wildlife in the gravel reach are impacted by continuing industrial development and habitat loss in the floodplain that has continued since European settlement began. A glimpse of the struggles the heart of the Fraser has faced in the past and is facing today make clear that with a continuing lack of action and awareness the ecosystem will collapse and become a social, environmental and economic tragedy. The Heart of the Fraser is a powerful call for change that leaves viewers both informed and inspired.
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