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Koneline: Our Land Beautiful

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

100 min­utes

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