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Mi’ma’omakw: People of the Salmon

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World Premiere
17 mins |
Canada |
2021
DIRECTOR:
Damien T.C. Gillis
LANGUAGE: English

Synopsis

For well over ten thousand years, the First Nations of BC’s Broughton Archipelago have lived in harmony with their environment, thriving on a diet of wild salmon and seafood which they’ve stewarded sustainably… that is, until Norwegian owned open net pen fish farms showed up and began polluting these coastal waters with their waste, parasites and diseases. Now, these nations are reclaiming their territories, leading the science-based removal of fish farms in an effort to bring back wild salmon.

Director

vimff mimaomakw people of the salmon damien t c gillis director

Damien T.C. Gillis

Damien Gillis is a BC based filmmaker and journalist. His feature documentary "Fractured Land" won best BC Film and the VIFF Impact Canadian Audience Award at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival and numerous other awards. His narrative short "Shadow Trap" premiered at VIFF 2019 and streamed in Canada on Crave. His ancient forest-themed VR work has appeared in the PuSh International Festival for the Performing Arts and recently at UBC's Museum of Anthropology and North Van Arts. As a journalist, he co-founded and published The Common Sense Canadian, an online journal, with Hall of Fame broadcaster Rafe Mair. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Tyee, The Narwhal, and other publications.

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INSTRUCTIONS

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IN-PERSON

ADVANCE:

Feb 1 – Feb 24

SHOW:
Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23

FEATURE FILM: $20

WORKSHOP: $30

Regular:

Feb 25 – Mar 6

SHOW:
Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25

FEATURE FILM: $22

WORKSHOP: $35

ONLINE

EARLY BIRD:

Dec 9 – Jan 31

Online Film Pass: $75

REGULAR:

Feb 1 – Mar 15

Feature Film: $10
Workshop: $10
Live Panel Discussion: $10
Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $90

  • The Online Film Pass gives you access to watch all 50+ films that will be screened as part of the 15 shows during the VIMFF 2022.
  • Tickets sales close on March 15 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 27 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of the film pass by $10, a single show ticket by $4 and a feature film ticket / workshop by $2. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
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