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On the Line – Wed. Nov. 14

An eco-adventure documentary like no other. Follow Frank Wolf and Todd McGowan on a journey by foot, bike, raft and kayak as they seek to uncover the truth about a proposed 5.5 billion dollar oil pipeline.

The Northern Gateway Pipeline Project is a proposal by Calgary’s Enbridge corporation to construct a 1,170 kilometer oil pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.  The pipeline would cross 773 watercourses and bring supertankers to B.C.’s pristine North coast for the first time ever in order to deliver Tar Sands bitumen to Asian markets.  In the summer of 2010, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan biked, hiked and rafted and kayaked the GPS track of the pipeline  in order to uncover the truth about the proposal.  Through the voices of the people they meet along the way, their rough and tumble journey reveals the severe risks and consequences associated with this 5.5 billion dollar mega project.


The screening will be attended by Celine Trojand of the Dogwood Initiative who will be able to update moviegoers and answer questions about the current status of all the proposed pipelines for B.C.  and about how we can most effectively voice our concern about these pipelines and the potential for a serious environmental disaster that they pose.  Celine earned a degree in Anthropology from UBC Okanagan and began working for the Dogwood in 2009. She has weathered 2 election campaigns, the BC Liberal leadership race and countless rallies.  She still does not enjoy rally chanting but is unfalteringly devoted to building power in communities and empowering individuals across the province.

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