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Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

Best Cana­di­an Fea­ture Doc­u­men­tary at Hot Docs 2015, Best Film at British Colum­bia Van­cou­ver Film Crit­ics Cir­cle 2016

Hai­da Gwaii: On the Edge of the World (direct­ed by Charles Wilkin­son) 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.”

Released in 2015
Run­ning time: 74 min­utes

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