REPORTING · 6th April 2015
On Tuesday, April 7th, there will be a fim screening of “Line In the Sand” which concerns the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. It will be shown at the Legion Hall at 7:00 Pm. The documentary is 78 minutes and admission is $10. The screening is one of 17 screenings of the film.
“We shot it over the course of two years. We follow the proposed route of the pipeline from Central Alberta all the way over to Kitimat and also Hiada Gwaii. It is a combination of largely interviews and archival material and lots of landscapes,” said Tomas Borsa
They explored how this will affect people living in the region and get a sense about how people felt about the project. Borsa said the people they spoke too were opposed to it. They finished the film following the approval of the pipeline and the film looks at what those consequences are and what could happen in the future.
“Overwhelmingly, we found that people were quite opposed for all sorts of different reasons. There are farmers in Alberta, ranchers in the Peace Country and then there are fishermen in Kitimat. They all had different reasons but they all had very legitimate concerns. We did find it incredibly difficult to get any communication established with Enbridge despite many attempts,” said Borsa.
He also stated they looked at the history of previous pipeline projects which looked at Kitimat and included what was not learned in the documentary. Borsa hopes to follow up the film with some discussion of the project.
Comment by Christie on 12th April 2015
Looking forward to watching this in Terrace this week!