Director Charles Wilkinson (Oil Sands Karaoke, Peace Out), completes his environmental trilogy with Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World. Winner of the top prize at this year's Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto and winner of Most Popular Canadian Documentary at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival, the film tells the story of a group of remarkable characters living on Haida Gwaii, a remote archipelago off the Northwest coast of B.C.
The Rio Theatre and the Pull Together campaign presents a special screening of this acclaimed documentary to raise funds towards the legal challenge against the federal government's approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, brought by eight First Nations (Haida, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Gitga’at, Gitxaala, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli Nations), four environmental groups and two intervenors. Hip Hop artist Jerlyn Webster (aka "JB the first lady") will be performing beforehand and introduce the film and director Charles Wilkinson will be in attendance to answer questions after the screening. Other guests and speakers TBD. Stay tuned!
Sunday, December 6
Doors 2:30 | Movie 3:00
Tickets $10 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $12 door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted for this screening.
Winner, Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award (Hot Docs, 2015)
Winner, Best Feature (One World Film Festival Ottawa)
Winner, Most Popular Canadian Documentary (Vancouver International Film Festival)
"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, primarily over logging (in an unforgettable interview, a former police officer, who is Haida, recalls having to arrest his auntie at a protest). And it hints at what’s to come in a showdown over Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. As one resident warns and promises: ’We are ready to fight, believe me.’"—Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail
"… needs to be seen by all Canadians" - The Extra Mile
"…Some of the most important environmental documentaries being made in the world include the work of director Charles Wilkinson." - The Film Corner
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