The Peel Project | Toronto Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 67 min
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After-party: Join us for the Opening Night Reception.
Can Canada’s last pristine river watershed be saved from development?
Six artists paddle into the pristine beauty of the Peel River Watershed, in the rugged Yukon and Northwest Territories. Not only does the film, and the art inspired by the journey, capture the beauty of the landscape, wildlife and culture of one of Canada’s last intact watersheds, it serves as a canvas to understand a larger struggle.
A war is being waged between those who want to develop this immense water system and those who want to protect its delicate ecological balance – especially the First Nations who view it as their land’s lifeblood and a support for its teeming wildlife. The movie has its Toronto premiere a week after the Supreme Court is expected to rule on how much of the Peel Watershed will be protected.
Before the screening, come enjoy original music created and performed live by musician Anthony Wallace and friends. Talk with the artists and filmmakers after the film. Then, join us at our Opening Night reception to view more Peel River Watershed-inspired art.
Water Docs is supported by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)