Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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Koneline: Our Land Beautiful – Cinefest series
Dec 6, 2016 7:00 pm| $11 - $12
KONELINE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL
Taking its name from the Tahltan First nation word meaning “our land beautiful” this film captures the splendor of remote northwestern British Columbia and tells the story of those who call this magnificent land home. Celebrated Canadian documentarian Nettie Wild directs, writes and produces this unique portrait of the Tahltan territory and the people whose identities are so closely tied to this land.
Winner of the 2016 Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs Film Festival, and shot in majestic Cinemascope, Koneline explores the breathtaking landscape and contradictions of the Canadian wilderness in the throes of change. Nicknamed the “Golden Triangle” by copper and gold mining companies, and the “Canadian Serengeti” by hunters, the rich natural resources and beauty of the Tahltan land has attracted interest and visitors from across the country, all united by their love and admiration for this landscape.
Conceived as a cinematic poem, the film offers a succession of stunning images – from the Northern Lights, to horses swimming across the Stikine River, to a 16,000 pound electrical cable being carried over the mountains via helicopter – that will remain imprinted in your memory. Capturing both the majesty of the land and the eerily impressive spectacle of encroaching industrialization, director Wild and her cinematographer Van Royko visualize one of the crucial issues of our century with striking immediacy and enduring artistry.
Director: Nettie Wild
Note: This event copy provided by Columbia Valley Arts.
Doors open at 6:30 PM – Film starts at 7:00 PM
Cash bar and light refreshments plus popcorn and other theatre snacks .