SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2), Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern Gateway
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
SubjectsEnvironment First Nations Indigenous Science
- Release Date 2011
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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A visit to the villages of Old Town Kitimaat and Q'ell introduces a Band of Tsimshian First Nations people who are fighting an active campaign against the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Art Sterrit and Gerald Amos show their territory, a vast and open oceanic landscape that is full of life. They have a right to be concerned. This is the community of Hartley Bay where the B.C. Ferry, The Queen of the North ran aground and sank to the bottom of the ocean floor March 22, 2006. The B.C. Government deemed the recovery of this vessel too expensive, so it remains, just a short distance from their doorstep, slowly seeping diesel fuel.
This documentary from SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series 2, continues the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. With a focus on Oil and Water, the programs examine dangers posed by the insatiable energy sector.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2):
- Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 minutes)
- Letter from Athabasca (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 2 (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 minutes)
- Wild Rice (22 minutes)
- Ooligan (22 minutes)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)
SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)
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