Memory of the Peace

Memory of the Peace

Documentary Film
Canada
2017
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jean Parsons, Jennifer Chiu
Jean Parsons, Jennifer Chiu
Scott Woodworth
Farhad Ghaderi
Aynsley Baldwin
Daniel Kaga, Humberto Corte
In the Western Canadian oil town of Fort St. John the balance of power between the industry, exploitation of resources and colonisation which goes back to the 19th century culminates in the planned construction of a dam that will flood more than 80 kilometres of the Peace River Valley. To young oil workers it’s a good job opportunity, to Native Canadians it’s the loss of an identity going back thousands of years – and of a landscape which the film shows in stunning images.

Frederik Lang