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: The Wake of the Tankers” SAMAQAN Season 2 Episode 15
The GitGa'at people of Old Town have carefully managed the riches of shellfish in Hartley Bay. The possibility of 500 passes per day from super tankers through these narrow passages poses a huge risk to these resources. It would also disrupt the travel of three different species of whales that pass through this body of water to their matings grounds. A visit to Cajuns along the Gulf Coast who saw their lives severely affected by the BP Oil disaster restates the principle that oil and water do not mix.
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