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People from northern British Columbia shared their lives in the award-winning documentary film

KONELĪNE:our land beautiful

Then, artists from southern BC created new works, inspired by these northern stories.

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KONELĪNE:our land beautiful

Screenings

Vancouver HELDOVER!!!Vancity Theatre NEW DATES
  • December 10, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • December 28, 2016 - 1:45
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
  • December 11, 2016 - 18:50 at Guangzhou Feiyan Cinema
  • December 12, 2016 - 19:30 at JinYi Cinemas-Haizhu IMAX store
  • December 13, 2016 - 19:30 at Jinyi Cinemas- - Guangzhou Sun City
  • December 14, 2016 - 19:30 at Guangzhou China Plaza Theatre
  • December 15, 2016 - 19:30 at Galaxy Cinema
Victoria Cinecenta
  • January 22, 2017 - 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 pm
  • January 23, 2017 - 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Vancouver HELD OVER!!!Rio Theatre NEW DATES
  • December 17, 2016 - 1 pm
Courtenay, BCSid Williams Theatre
  • February 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Maple Ridge, BCACT Arts Centre
  • April 24, 2017 - Time TBD

Synopsis

KONELĪNE:our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.

Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada's vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change.

An art film with politics, drama, and humour, KONELĪNE:our land beautiful explores different ways of seeing-and being. A guide outfitter swims her horses across the vast Stikine River. The world's biggest chopper flies 16,000-pound transmission towers over mountaintops. KONELĪNE's characters delight while smashing stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers-both Native and white-and elders who blockade them. There's a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings "North to Alaska" to his stuffed moose.

KONELĪNE:our land beautiful does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. It is a bold experimental film from some of Canada's leading documentary artists.

Production Company
Canada Wild Productions
Director
Nettie Wild
Producer
Betsy Carson
Cinematographer
Van Royko
Additional Camera
Patrick McLaughlin
Jordan Paterson
Grant Baldwin
Nettie Wild
Editor
Michael Brockington
Music /Soundscape
Jesse Zubot
Mark Lazeski
Hildegard Westerkamp
Daniel Pellerin

North through South

Interactive Project Synopsis

How could art be used to expand the story of KONELĪNE:our land beautiful?

That question led to an inspiration - to explore life in the North through the interpretive lenses of five urban storytellers from the South. Then, to present those stories in an interactive website where users could easily share what they experienced.

Each urban artist is paired with one of the people from the film, then asked to create an inspired interpretation in their own art form. Interviews with each southern artist, video clips of the works-in-progress, and final artwork were recorded and integrated into the North through South web experience.

Using the juxtaposition of scenes through an immersive journey, North through South invites users into the story while offering an opportunity to learn more about one another.

Creative Team
One Net Studios
Interactive Website
Director
Nicole Sorochan
Producer
Erin Skillen
Story
Deanna Ladret
Developer
Graeme Scott
Designer
Nathan Sorochan
Video Production
Director of Photography
Matt Miles
Colour Correction
Mike Wavrecan
Ian MacKenzie
Camera
Matt Miles
Nicole Sorochan
Jan Vozenilek
Daniel Pender
Ian MacKenzie
Editing
Nicole Sorochan
Kristen Turcotte
Ian MacKenzie
Sound Mix
David Parfit
Music
HUMANS
"oo-din-dee" - HUMANS
Urbanheart
"Tonight" - Ollie McKendrick-Ness
JB the First Lady
"I See the Trees" - JB the First Lady
Radical System Art
Original Score by David Parfit
iHeart
"Shadows" - DJ Murge, Just, Ish & Ash



Are we more alike than we think?

There are five story pairings in North through South. Each one asks its own unique question.

Once you've answered every question, you'll get an interpretive shape you can share with other users on our map.

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"There's a duality behind the work that the Linemen do. There's something in their work that seems honorable - but also damaging. And I think that was interesting."

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Music Producers

HUMANS

HUMANS are a YVR electro pop duo. Using samples of Oscar Dennis speaking with his father in their language, HUMANS laid down a brand new track.

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Linguist

Oscar

Oscar is a Tahltan linguist working on his PhD. He's racing against the clock to document his traditional language while the elder speakers are still alive.

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Graffiti Artist

iHeart

iHeart is a stencil graffiti artist from Vancouver, BC. His work focuses on social and observational commentary. After watching Orville and Elliott hunt for moose, iHeart created a new piece in Stanley Park.

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The Moose Hunters

Orville & Elliott

Orville and Elliott are an uncle/nephew pair from the Tahltan Nation. They're both musicians. They're also moose hunters, when there's game to be found.

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Body Paint Artist

Urbanheart

Kristin Urbanheart Grant is a body paint artist whose work has taken her around the globe. Using paint on a human model, Kristin interprets Heidi the northern hunting guide and her horses.

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The Huntress

Heidi

Heidi makes her living as an outfitter, leading hunters on horseback expeditions every summer. She's been guiding in Northern BC for over 35 years.

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Beat Poet

JB the First Lady

JB is a spoken word artist, hip hop maker and activist. She's using beats and her voice to interpret the story of Tahltan diamond driller Kelly.

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Driller

Kelly

Kelly's a young member of the Tahltan Nation, working as a driller. The skilled job earns a decent livelihood for his family. But the job has its downsides, too.

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Choreo-grapher

Radical System Art

Shay Kuebler is a choreographer, dancer and performance artist from Vancouver, BC. He interprets the scene of the linemen installing the Northwestern Transmission Line.

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Line Crew

Linemen

In Northern British Columbia, Linemen wrestle to install poles for the Northwestern Transmission Line, which supplies electricity to dozens of remote communities.

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