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The Pipedreams Project

Ryan Vandecasteyen & Faroe Des Roches / Canada / 2011 / 29 ' / Anglais

Credits

Hauke Böttcher
Curtis White, Brian Dixon & Hauke Böttcher
Ryan Vandecasteyen & Faroe Des Roches

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Connecting, experiencing, engaging BC's coastal communities about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Synopsis

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, BC, 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.