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A Hand to Stand

(January 2014)

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Natural Connections is proud to present A Hand To Stand, a short documentary on seven Indigenous students in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest building their own wooden Stand Up Paddleboards, using traditional knowledge in a modern day world. In a nation where the odds are stacked against Aboriginals finishing school and breaking out of the poverty trap; these kids face progression, persistence, and perseverance. The Bella Bella Community School shows you have got to be bold enough to begin and strong enough to succeed.

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Robyn Allan - Pipelines And Oil Tankers: Economic Cost And Environmental Risk

(December 2013)

This video presentation addresses the impact of the Federal government’s energy policy. It exposes how a handful of multinational corporations and state-owned national oil companies from foreign countries plan to exploit our energy resources. It reveals how heavy oil pipeline projects—along with the tanker traffic they trigger—promise economic, social, cultural and environmental harm.

Length: 22 minutes

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Casting a Voice

(November 2013)


This film examines the value of the Skeena River and its fish, and the steadily growing risks it faces to development and energy transportation proposals. The energy industry is vital to Canada's economic strength, and the Northern Gateway Pipeline project would use parts of theSkeena as a corridor to reach new global markets.

Length: 35 minutes

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Reflections: art for an oil free coast

(May 2013)


Over Fifty Artists…including some of Canada’s most celebrated and many who are First Nations – are using their language of paintbrushes and carving tools to portray our fragile coast. The exhibitions were opportunities to see the incredible works of art that have been donated by the artists to Raincoast in a effort to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project and its oil tanker proposal.  Most of the has been sold by auction with 100% of the proceeds going to our oil-free coast campaign.

Length: 22 minutes

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STAND

(April 2013)


STAND is a surf & SUP film about a threatened coast. Showcasing the west coast of BC and what's at stake with the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline - tanker route. Taking place in Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Bella and Vancouver Island; STAND takes the viewers on a journey through the coast showcasing the rich First Nations culture and the incredible terrestrial and oceanic environments of the coast.

Length: full length feature film

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Thief Behind the Mask

(April 2013)


CR Avery takes a poetic look at the masterminds of climate crimes; five minutes that could change everything. With riveting spoken word and striking images, CR Avery connects the dots between pipelines, oil tankers and climate change. He is unsparing in speaking truth to power about the companies leading us down the path toward climate catastrophe and the movement building against them.

Length: 5 minutes

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Salmon Confidential Part 2

(March 2013)


Industry and government deny the piscine reovirus (PRV) is anything to be concerned about, even though this newly introduced, highly infectious virus from Norway has infected over 90% of the salmon farms in BC and is rapidly spreading to BC’s wild salmon. In this video Twyla hops a plane to Norway to find out what scientists there have to say about PRV and it’s effects on salmon.

Length: 15 minutes

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Salmon Confidential


(March 2013)

Salmon Confidential is a new film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon.

The film documents Alexandra Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon. The film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.

Length: 1 hour 9 minutes

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Groundswell

(February 2013)


Groundswell is director Chris Malloy's short film follow-up to 180' SOUTH. Surfers Dan Malloy, Trevor Gordon and Pete Devries set sail on a 68 foot sailboat guided by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation into British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest where a pipeline and oil tanker proposal looms. The team explores waves and a rainforest full of life while learning of the potential irreversible consequences of this project from local First Nations leaders. Groundswell beautifully and profoundly captures the spirit of this wild place and the passion of the Heiltsuk people who are committed to protecting it.

Profits from the sale of this film are being donated to Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Length: 22 minutes

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This is not an Enbridge Animation

(September 2012)


This clip is a response to oil pipeline giant Enbridge. The animation of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline in which Enbridge deleted all the islands in the Douglas Channel in British Columbia, Canada.

Length: 1 minute

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Riki Ott - Think Tankers and What Comes Along With Them

(August 2012)


Riki Ott, oil toxicologist, shares her personal story of the Exxon Valdez spill, weaving in the stories of accidental activists from the BP disaster, the Enbridge tar sands spill, and more. Riki shows the devastating costs of our fossil fuel dependency in communities across North America. Her stories tell what ordinary people are doing to create more self-reliant, sustainable, and democratic communities. Riki engages the audience to imagine what it would take to transition off fossil fuels and confront the dangerous expansion of corporate power -- and inspires people to take action.  Riki gave this presentation in communities along the pipeline corridor in August 2012.

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Haida Raid

(June 2012)


The land of Haida Gwaii is threatened by the building of a giant pipeline and the arrival of oil tankers. In this 4.5 minute vidoe, two animated brothers take matters into their own hands to find a solution, and end up getting some supernatural help from Raven.

Length: 4 minutes

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White Water Black Gold

(March 2012)


“White Water, Black Gold” is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands.

Length: 1 hour

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BC’s Huge Gamble

(February 2012)


A 9 minute production by CoASt - Communities Against Super Tankers is an informal group made up of a diverse cross section of islanders on Haida Gwaii who are concerned about the consequences of tanker traffic on the West Coast of BC.

Length: 9 minutes

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The Pipedreams Project

(December 2011)


Searching for effective ways to get involved in the decision-making process and oppose a $5.5 billion pipeline project that would introduce crude oil tankers to the North Coast of British Columbia, three kayakers embark on an epic 2-month kayak expedition along the length of the BC coast. For more info visit us online at thepipedreamsproject.org

Length: 28 minutes

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Stand up 4 Great Bear

(December 2011)


A film based on Norm Hann's 400km standup paddleboard expedition along the proposed north coast oil tanker route in British Columbia. The goal of the expedition was to bring awareness to the traditional food harvesting areas of the First Nations and the incredible marine ecosystems of the Greatbear Rainforest.

Length: 35 minutes

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Tipping Barrels

(December 2011)


‘Tipping Barrels’ is a unique combination of surfing and environmental journalism that follows surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it.

Length: 20 minutes

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Big Oil Threatens the Spirit Bear Coast

(October 2011)


Kevin Bacon calls attention to a proposed pipeline and supertanker traffic that would endanger the world's last 400 Spirit Bears in British Columbia in this 1 minute video.
Produced by: Susan Emmet Reid.

Length: 1 minute

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SpOil

(October 2011)


"A powerful award winning documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest." The film shows the splendor of nature and first nation culture with through world renown photographers and beautiful photography. It highlights the what we all want to protect but our addiction to burn more oil is helping to destroy.

Length: 45 minutes

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Uncomfortably Numb

(September 2011)


In the Spring of 2009, friends Chris Rhodes and Michael Reid, decided that they were going to kayak BC’s coast. The trip was motivated by their fear of becoming numb to some of the issues facing the more remote regions of the coast.  The expedition spanned roughly 700 kilometres and took them 40-days to complete.  Along the way they stopped in at various research stations and First Nations communities to learn more about the issues from those that have to cope with them first hand.  They decided to film their journey in hopes that it would connect people to not just the issues, but the places and the people most affected.

Length: 20 minutes

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From Tar Sands to Tankers

(September 2011)


This film exposes Enbridge’s plan to build a 1,170 kilometer pipeline from Alberta’s Tar Sands through BC’s treacherously steep mountain ranges threatening more than one thousand rivers and streams. A Marie Strohm production.

Length: 15 minutes

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Petropolis

(August 2011)


Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands" offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project.

Length: 43 minutes

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Your Voice, Our Future

(May 2011)


This film is a Wet’suwt’en perspective on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline proposal. The Wet’suwet’en people stand to suffer direct loss to their way of life if the proposed Enbridge pipeline crosses their traditional territories.

Length: 28 minutes

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Cetaceans of the Great Bear Rainforest

(April 2011)

Watch Pacific Wild's latest release -- a beautiful short animation focusing on the whales of the Great Bear Rainforest. Produced by Picture Cloud film & animation of Victoria B.C. this visually stunning and thought provoking animation explores the dire threats facing whales by acoustic ship pollution. 

The return of Humpback and other species of cetaceans to the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest is a welcome event since the dark days when whale killing ships travelled our waters. But this may be short lived if oil tankers begin moving Alberta tar sands crude through the Great Bears fragile waters.

Length: 6 minutes

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Risking it all – oil on our coast

(March 2011)


Features Enbridge’s plans for pipelines & oil tankers through BC’s magnificent coast. The north and central coast of British Columbia is one of last great wilderness areas that still supports a vibrant & productive ecosystem. Â home to thousands of runs of salmon, steelhead, grizzlies, wolves, orca, rare white bears, dolphins, porpoises and hundreds of other species, the coast is a natural spring of wealth & wonder. The plan to build the Enbridge pipeline, with ensuing tanker traffic, threatens all of this- the coastal ecosystem, the coastal economies and local food security.

Length: 13 minutes

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Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands (CBC)

(January 2011)

Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands is a two-hour visual tour de force, taking viewers inside the David and Goliath struggle playing out within one of the most compelling environmental issues of our time. In an oil-scarce world, we know there are sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of energy. What no one expected was that a tiny Native community downriver from Canada’s oil sands would reach out to the world, and be heard.

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Oil in Eden: The Battle to Protect Canada’s Pacific Coast

(December 2010)


It's one of the last bastions of Canadian wilderness: the Great Bear Rainforest, on BC's north and central Pacific coast. Home to humpback whales, wild salmon, wolves, grizzlies, and the legendary spirit bear - this spectacular place is now threatened by a proposal from Enbridge to bring an oil pipeline and supertankers to this fragile and rugged coast.

Length: 16 minutes

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On the Line

(October 2010)


An eco-adventure documentary like no other. Follow Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan on a 2,400 km journey by foot, bike, raft and kayak as they seek to uncover the truth about a proposed 5.5 billion dollar oil pipeline.

Length: 1 hour 8 minutes

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Black Wave (Legacy of of Exxon Valdez)

(April 2009)


In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil. The incident becomes the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history.
For twenty years, Riki Ott and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world’s most powerful oil company – ExxonMobil. They tell us all about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever. This is the legacy of the Exxon Valdez.

Length: 99 minutes

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