by Claudia Chan | With the world’s demand for energy booming, Enbridge begging for a pipeline stretching from northern Alberta to BC, Kinder Morgan wanting to increase the number of tankers right here in Burrard Inlet, and Haliburton fracking on indigenous land to extract natural gas, British Columbians face a battery of increasingly clear and present dangers to their environmental and physical health. Filmmakers Damien Gillis and Fiona Rayher of Fractured Land (fracturedland.com) are trying to tell us this important story through the prism of Caleb Behn, a young First Nations lawyer from northeastern BC who is working to defend his peoples’ land from some of the most intense industrial activity in the world. Having followed Caleb for two years now, the filmmakers are currently raising funds through Indiegogo to complete their documentary ($28,000 raised so far, with a little over a day left in the campaign). Check out the trailer above.
Claudia Chan is an advocate of all things green. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is inspired by the work of local urban farmers, eco artists and policy makers who make this city the most lush and livable to work and play in. Her mission with Scout and her “Greenlight” column is to impart her enthusiasm for bike lanes, community gardens, farmers’ markets and more to her fellow Vancouverites.