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Opening Gala: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:45pm
Yukon Arts Centre

The Available Light Film Festival is pleased to announce that the world premiere of the new documentary by Nettie Wild (A Place Called Chiapas, A Rusting of Leaves, Blockade) will be the 'Eye on Canada' Opening Gala film for the 2016 festival. Eye on Canada Opening Gala Sponsors: Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund Northwestern BC is to British Columbia what the Yukon is to Canada: a predominantly wild land in an increasingly industrialized national landscape. KONELĪNE: our land beautiful is a gorgeously photographed cinematic poem to people’s relationship to The Land in Tahltan country and their reflections on the industrial developments taking place in the region. There is a range of disparate views expressed in this measured documentary and Wild does a remarkable job letting people speak for themselves with powerful clarity: from Tahltan linguist and activist Oscar Dennis who feels he is no longer welcome in his ancestral home, to technicians installing high-voltage power line and towers along the Stewart-Cassiar highway, to big-game outfitters in Telegraph Creek, to geologists and exploration crews at the Bruce Jack gold deposit. The ideas and feelings expressed in KONELĪNE will sound familiar to Yukoners, however Wild paints a picture that puts a fresh perspective on our relationship to The Land. Director Nettie Wild, producer Betsy Carson and two subjects of the film, Oscar and Mary Dennis will be in attendance. The screening will be preceded by a welcoming and drum performance.
  • Directed by Nettie Wild
  • 2016, British Columbia
  • 93 minutes

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