Kayak to Klemtu
Sat Feb 02: 7.00pm
Zoe Leigh Hopkins
Festival - Childrens Film Festival Seattle 2019: Features
** Co-presented with Longhouse Media as part of the ongoing Indigenous Showcase series! **
Fourteen-year-old Ella is determined to travel by kayak the length of the Inside Passage along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic traveling through her beloved homeland waters. Shes prepared to handle all of the challenges of the trip, but the greatest challenge of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her. Her neurotic aunt, her cranky uncle, her wayward cousin, as well as the memory of her late uncle all come along for the ride. From TlaAmin to Klemtu, BC, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires while their spirits honor the coast as a place for each of us to protect and call home.
Content advisory: Numerous instances of profanity and a graphic depiction of an injury to a boys hand. A dead grizzly bear is seen briefly.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122