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People on the Pipeline Video Contest  Film Screening!

What: Pipeline Art Event
When: Friday, January 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theatre, 1435 Water St, Kelowna
Cost: Free

On Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7 PM the Black Box Theatre in Kelowna BC, the three winning videos of the People on the Pipeline Contest will be shown, along with conversations with the filmmakers, and displays of pipeline-related art. The event will provide updates on pipeline activity in BC and across the country.

Jaalen Edenshaw and Gwaai (Hluugiitgaa) Edenshaw of Haida Gwaii and their collaborator, Dr. Ken Raj Leslie of Waterloo, won the People on the Pipeline $1000 first prize for their video “Haida Raid 2.1.” The judge, filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown, says of “Haida Raid” that it is a “great innovative low-fi animation with a strong song, strong message, and very creative use of different props from Lego to carved puppets.”

Tomas Borsa, a Vancouver-based journalist, photographer, and multimedia artist, and
Jean Philippe Marquis, a Vancouver-based journalist, photographer, and ethnographic film-maker, won the People’s Choice award for their film “Line In The Sand.” Ten year old Kelowna resident Rio Mendoza Angle won the Best Children’s Video for “Rio’s People on the Pipeline” and Mae Glerum from Kelowna and Kate and Tess Lindstrom from Terrace BC won Best Teen’s Video for “Tubing.”

The People on the Pipeline Contest is a project of The Eco Art Incubator, a research initiative out of the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Filmmaker Denise Kenney directed, starred in, and produced a “mock-fomercial” to launch the contest for the best short video expressing thoughts and opinions about the Northern Gateway pipeline after the public hearings across province, overwhelmingly opposed to the construction, led to the federal approval of the National Energy Board’s recommendation.

The winning films, along with Pipeline installation art by middle school students, and a presentation of Pipeline Art in BC will be shown at the Black Box Theatre, 1435 Water St, Kelowna on Friday, January 9th at 7 PM . This will be a great evening of film screenings and talks about pipeline issues in BC. The event will be free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Details about the project can be seen on the website http://www.peopleonthepipeline.com/. To show these films at events or festivals, contact the contest organizers, Nancy Holmes (nancy.holmes@ubc.ca) or Denise Kenney (denise.kenney@ubc.ca) or call 250-807-9369.

Go to the People on the Pipeline website for details.  Photo Credit:  Andrew Barton

One thought on “What’s New

  1. This is a most refreshing approach to a difficult issue. Please remain and fortify your organization. Connect with similar movements which are emerging albeit with less of an inclusive artistic bent and flourish!

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