Event: Victoria: Films of the Great Bear Rainforest

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 17:30 to 21:00
Event Description: 

Pacific Wild event:

DATE: January 28th, 2012

VENUE: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St.,  
                          Victoria, B.C.

TIME: Doors open at 5:30pm -
Film screenings: 6:30 - 9pm

TICKETS: Available at Sitka, 538 Yates St., Victoria - $12 or at the door–suggested donation $10

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, described by National Geographic Magazine as the “Wildest Place in North America” lies caught between Asian oil interests and the world’s second largest known oil reserves. Now this coastal wilderness is being proposed as an offshore depot for the export of Alberta tar sands oil. 

Join a selection of North America’s award-winning documentary filmmakers for an engaging and entertaining evening focusing on the Northern Gateway pipeline/tanker project.

Tipping Barrels, directed by Ben Gulliver, is a unique combination of surfing and environmental journalism that follows surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it. Since its release in December 2011, over 200,000 viewers have watched Tipping Barrels’ stunning visual imagery and compelling story.

Standup4Greatbear, made by Taylor Fox, is a film based on Norm Hann’s 400km standup paddleboard expedition along the proposed north and central coast oil tanker route in British Columbia. Norm explores the traditional food harvesting areas of coastal First Nation communities.

Cetaceans of the Great Bear Rainforest, produced by Picture Cloud film and animation of Victoria, B.C. is a visually stunning and thought -provoking short animation exploring the underwater acoustic world of whales.

spOIL, directed by Trip Jennings and produced by the iLCP & EP Films. This powerful documentary has the world talking. Winner of several awards throughout North America in 2011, including ‘Best Film on Mountain Environment’ – Banff Mountain Film Festival and ‘Best Environmental Preservation Feature’ – Artivist Film Festival.

Ian McAllister, award winning author, photographer and co-founder of Pacific Wild, will MC a discussion session with documentary maker Norm Hann.

All proceeds go to the SEAS (Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards) Community Initiative, an educational program focused on connecting coastal First Nations youth with the lands and waters of their traditional territories.

Thank you to our sponsors, The Sierra Club of B.C. , Sitka,  The Dogwood InitiativeBears Matter