Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
“Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern Gateway” SAMAQAN Season 2 Episode 14
A visit to the villages of Old Town Kitimaat and Q'ell introduces a Band of Tsimshian First Nations people who are fighting an active campaign against the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Art Sterrit and Gerald Amos show their territory, a vast and open oceanic landscape that is full of life. They have a right to be concerned. This is the community of Hartley Bay where the B.C. Ferry, The Queen of the North ran aground and sank to the bottom of the ocean floor March 22, 2006. The B.C. Government deemed the recovery of this vessel too expensive, so it remains, just a short distance from their doorstep, slowly seeping diesel fuel.
This documentary from “SAMAQAN: Water Stories”, Series 2 continues the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. With a focus on Oil and Water, the programs examine dangers posed by the insatiable energy sector.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear