Director: Nettie Wild
Best Film at the Banff Mountain Film Competition, Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and the Women in Film Award at Vancouver International Film Festival
A feast for the eyes and a cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, Koneline captures both the beauty and complexity of the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation as the vast wilderness they call home undergoes irrevocable change. An art film with politics, drama, and humor, the documentary explores different ways of seeing and being. A guide outfitter swims her horses across the vast Stikine River.
The world’s biggest chopper flies 16,000-pound transmission towers over mountaintops. White hunters carry bows and arrows. Members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. A Tahltan son struggles to preserve a dying language, and a white guy sings North to Alaska as his stuffed moose gazes on.
Koneline surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry; it is a bold, experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists.
Released in 2016
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