Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Release date:

2011

Running time:

22 minutes

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Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 2

This documentary is one of thirteen in SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series Two, continuing the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. Through an examination of dangers posed by the energy sector, six programs in this series illustrate that in a sustainable world, oil and water do not mix.

The GitGa'at people of "Old Town" have carefully managed the riches of shell fish in Hartley Bay. The possibility of 500 passes per day from super tankers through these narrow passages poses a huge risk to these resources. It would also disrupt the travel of three different species of whales that pass through this body of water to their matings grounds. A visit to Cajuns along the Gulf Coast who saw their lives severely affected by the BP Oil disaster restates the principle that oil and water do not mix.

 

Titles included in this series:

Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern (22 minutes)
Letter from Athabasca (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 2 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Wild Rice (22 mintues)
Ooligan (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 1 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 2 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 4 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 5 (22 mintues)

For more information about the series or series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca or http://www.samaqan.ca/

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SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource––a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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