Film Screening: Coastal Tarsands

Wed, Nov 19 at 7pm at the NIC theatre, Courtenay. 

Remember the Enbridge Corporation’s $350 million animated TV ads that deleted islands, flattened the Rockies and widened the passages in order to convince us that pipelines and tanker traffic would pose very little risk? After seeing those ads, filmmaker Richard Boyce (Rainforest) was motivated to check it out for himself. His film, Coastal Tarsands, takes us on a cinematic kayak journey to the “deleted islands” on the BC North Coast. Richard will attend World Community’s film screening on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm in the NIC theatre, Courtenay campus and will be available for discussion after the screening.

Boyce kayaked to the maze of islands and narrow passages where hundreds of supertankers loaded with millions of barrels of diluted bitumen would have to navigate through treacherous waters to reach Asian markets if the project proceeds. Coastal Tarsands takes a look at the coast’s natural features, weather, currents, wildlife, and the people who live there.

As film reviewer Natalie Dunsmuir noted in Island Tides “I was taken away by the breathtaking beauty, peace, and importance of the coast…Watch this movie. It is the most solid collection of data and evidence about tankers that I have come across yet.”

Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 250 337-5412