December, 2016

  1. KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

    December 2, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield


    Let’s face it, 2016 has been one of the worst years as of late. It’s been filled with loss, natural disasters, political turmoil, the hurting of our planet and a broken dialogue amongst our society. “Xenophobia” has been named the word of the year. I mean, common!

    KONELĪNE: our land beautiful” is a Canadian made documentary from local director, Nettie Wild, playing December 2-5, 2016 at Cinecenta, and it couldn’t have come at a better time…

    This documentary is a cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.

    “Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change,” Canada Wild Productions.

    Nettie not only captures the traditional lifestyles of the Tahltan First Nation, but she also smashes stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose.


    This film has already won multiple awards, but what’s more important is what happened as a result of it (so far)…


    The northern BC stories featured in the film inspired artists from southern BC to create new works! So, Nicole Sorochan from One Net Studios built to capture it all. This site allows you to follow the stories of those featured in the film, explore on your own, and then navigate from the northern story, to the southern story that happened as a result. Check it out right here.

    Click below to hear Dan Gunn go into detail about all of this on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show.