Director Series continues with Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World

Posted June 30, 2022 at 12:31 pm by

The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares news about their ongo­ing Direc­tor Series.

Hai­da Gwaii: On the Edge World of the is Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s next offer­ing in The Direc­tor Series.

This film is an inspir­ing and hope­ful sto­ry set on the pris­tine Hai­da Gwaii arch­i­pel­ago, show­ing how the dis­tinct world view of this 14,000-year-old soci­ety is co-min­gling with an influx of pro­gres­sive, mod­ern urban­ites to cre­ate a sus­tain­able world that well may sur­vive the for­mi­da­ble chal­lenges of the 21st cen­tu­ry. The nat­ur­al beau­ty of this cul­tur­al­ly rich arch­i­pel­ago has served as a back­drop for tragedies such as out­breaks of small­pox and the exploita­tion of nat­ur­al resources. And yet, the Hai­da Nation remains undaunt­ed, draw­ing on lit­er­al­ly thou­sands of years of tra­di­tion in prepar­ing for a show­down over the North­ern Gate­way pipeline and plan­ning for a more sus­tain­able future.

Mar­sha Led­er­man of the Globe and Mail observes, “So much more than a pro­file of this remark­able place and the cast of char­ac­ters who pop­u­late it, this film cap­tures the heart and heart­break of the clash­es it has seen.”

Fol­low­ing a free online show­ing tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m., stream the film on demand from July 1–13 for $1.95.

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