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CBQM

This screening took place on
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This vérité documentary pays tribute to the community radio station in Fort McPherson. Allen crafts a nuanced portrait of the ‘Moccasin Telegraph,’ a pillar of local identity and pride in this lively northern community of 800 souls.

The airwaves over the Mackenzie Delta resonate with the wild and joyous sounds of a northern fiddle tune. CBQM’s far-flung listeners – solitary trappers in their cabins, Gwich’in ladies busy with their beadwork, truckers heading north on the Dempster Highway – take comfort in the presence of an old friend. For them CBQM is more than a simple radio station. It’s radio station – a dependable pal, a beacon in the storm of life, a resilient expression of identity and pride. Whether it’s reporting wolf sightings or broadcasting bingo games, airing debates on uranium mining or dedicating a hurtin’ country ballad to some heart-broken local, the citizen-run station has served the people of Fort McPherson for almost three decades.

Tickets: $11 YFS members&seniors/ $12 non-members/$6 youth/ $26 family of up to 5 for child and youth appropriate films

  • Directed by Dennis Allen
  • 2009, Yukon/NWT
  • 66 minutes
    CBQM

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