A screening of the documentary ‘spOIL’ is being hosted at the Vanderhoof library on September 28 in an effort to give residents a different perspective on the proposed Enbridge pipeline project.
The Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is a proposal to construct two pipelines running from Bruderheim, Alberta, to Kitimat, British Columbia.
The 45-minute long environmental documentary gives information about the fight to save the Great Bear Rainforest from the tar sands expansion.
Within the film, the Gitga’at First Nation and the International League of Conservation Photographers team up to showcase the incredible wilderness and cultural values at stake from tankers that would carry oil sands crude through the area. SPOIL recently received the environmental film prize at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Vanderhoof resident Lisa Burgener is organizing the event.
“Lots of people have their own opinions on the Enbridge project already – but how much do we really know about either side?” said Burgener.
“If you’re already thinking you’re in favour of the pipeline or against it – the wise thing to do is to come and listen and hear the different perspectives, and then you can make an informed decision and have an informed opinion,” she said.
Chief Jackie Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation will also be speaking at the event and there will be information available on the proposed pipelines joint review process.
There will also be information available about how members of the public can register as interveners for the community in the review process.
The screening event will begin at 7 p.m. on September 28 in the multi-purpose room at the Vanderhoof public library.