THR – Reconciliation Through Film: The Whale and The Raven
Participants have 2 weeks to view a film, read supporting materials, and then come together for a scheduled video conference call to debrief.
Director Mirjam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.
*Note that this film was not Indigenous-directed, however, it was one of the very first to sign onto the Indigenous Production Protocols for producing with Indigenous communities and on the territory.