Celebrate Water Week at Water Docs' opening night and Fractured Land!
“Fractured Land is a vital film that opens an important dialogue for the citizens of this country. It’s a call to action, to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’ and we won’t stand idly by while our government continues to authorize the destruction of the most basic and essential elements of what keeps us alive in the name of profit.” -- Jason Stamp
Ecologos, Fraser Riverkeeper, and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper are proud to present the powerful and inspiring story of Caleb – a young indigenous warrior and lawyer.
Caleb's father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory? As a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, Fractured Land follows Caleb Behn as he attempts to discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.
Waterkeeper's Communication Coordinator, Ruby Pajares will speak to the significance of Watermarks in protecting waterways. And after the screening, stay for a Q&A with filmmaker Fiona Rayher and Caleb himself!
A documentary film festival about all things water, Water Docs presents features and shorts, discussions with special guests and filmmakers, and opportunities to take action to protect water. The festival informs, educates and activates about water and water issues. The likelihood of having enough clean, fresh water is diminishing everywhere. Ontarians can no longer afford to be complacent about water. Attitudes and practices must change – now, not ten years from now. So, for the love of water, check out the festival!