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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.
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SAMAQAN S2E18 The Gulf Story Part 2
SAMAQAN Water Stories (series 2) : The Gulf Story, Part2
Derek Billiot is a Houma Native American and self-described "swamp man" who grew up on these waters and knows them like the back of his hand. During the first few days of the BP oil disaster in April 2010, he stood by, listened and watched daily reports of the attempts to cap the oil leak as his tour operations started shutting down, like all other business in the parish of Plaquemines. When the oil cleanup forces called, he went to work for a "Vessel of Opportunity." His first-hand account on what he witnessed is quite different from what was presented in the mainstream media.