Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Pipedreams Project - Kayakers Oppose Enbridge Pipeline

In May of 2010, Enbridge Inc. made an official application to build twined crude oil and condensate pipelines that would connect Alberta's Tar Sands to Kitimat, and for the first time bring crude oil super tankers to BC's North Coast. 

In the fall of 2010, Curtis, Ryan and Faroe kayaked 900 km in opposition to this controversial pipeline. Their journey leads them face to face with the complexity of the environmental assessment process, the difficulties local communities face in having their voices heard, and the growing resistance against the pipeline. 

Leaving the city behind for adventure and the exploration of the isolated and dangerous coast of British Columbia, they immerse themselves completely in one of the last truly wild places on Earth. The trio becomes deeply impacted by their experience, irreversibly entangled in the Pacific Northwest, and awakened to a world of power, politics and the question of democracy. 

Proudly sponsored by: Nikki Rekman Sales, Kokatat Watersports Wear and Werner Paddles

Watch the movie trailer HERE and find out more about the project on The Pipedreams Project website

Saturday April 28th 2012
Rhizome Cafe 317 E Broadway, Vancouver - 7pm

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin