KONELĪNE our land beautiful is a cinematic poem dedicated to the people of the Northwest, who dream and move across a changing land.
Shot on Tahltan Territory, KONELĪNE will have its world premiere in the communities that so generously participated in the filming.
There will be two showings of the 96 minute documentary film:
TELEGRAPH CREEK-Tuesday February 2, 7pm, Rec Centre
ISKUT Rec Centre- Thursday Feb 4, 7pm
(The documentary will then travel to Whitehorse to be the opening gala film for the Available Light Film Festival on Sunday Feb 7 at 6:45pm)
Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation,KONELĪNE: our land beautiful captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. Some people hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. This is an art film with politics …and a sense of drama and humour. 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 Ram Charger with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There are First Nations fishing families, a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a guy who sings “North to Alaska” while his stuffed moose gazes on.
KONELĪNE: our land beautiful does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. Canada Wild Productions has brought together a crew of some of Canada’s leading documentary artists to create a bold experimental film about an extraordinary land and its people.
Director: Nettie Wild
Producer: Betsy Carson
Editor: Michael Brockington
Director of Photography: Van Royko
Soundscape and Music composition:
Mark Lazeski, Jesse Zubot
Daniel Pellerin, Hildegard Westerkamp
Additional Photography: Patrick McLaughlin, Grant Baldwin
Sound Recordists: Kyle Petty, Lisa Kolisnyk
A Canada Wild production produced in association with Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program; Super Channel; Canal D, a division of Bell Media Inc; Knowledge Network; The Canada Media Fund; developed in association with The National Film Board and Creative BC; produced with the participation of Rogers Documentary Fund; the Shaw Media/Hot Docs Completion Fund; the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit; and the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC.