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GROUNDSWELL does another lap of southern BC!

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With a decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project due in weeks, now is a critical time to rally for our coast.  In response, Raincoast has organized another round of film screenings in southern BC. Join Raincoast, whose Marine Operations Coordinator Brian Falconer will provide a behind the scenes look at the making of Groundswell and expert insight on the risk oil tankers pose. This will be followed by the film itself and a discussion about what we can do to keep BC’s coast oil-free.

With Events in:

Nanaimo                           November 25 at 7 pm.                   VIU Gathering Place (Shq’apthut)


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Victoria                           November 26 at 7 pm                       UVIC Harry Hickman Building (HHB 105)


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Vancouver                     November 27 at 6 pm                       UBC The Pit Pub


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Whistler                            November 28 at 7 pm                      Mourice Young Millennium Place


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Movies for an oil-free coast

Raincoast Films tour Northern BC

 Movies for an oil-free coastWith a decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and an application for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion both due this year, 2013 marks a critical point for the future of our coast.
Join us for a  screening of our films “Reflections” and “Groundswell” as well as a Q and A with Raincoast, First Nations and community leaders.

Groundswell at the University of Victoria once again!

Filmmaker Chris Malloy about to get a beer coloured tube.  Photo Credit: Dean Azim
Filmmaker Chris Malloy about to get a beer coloured tube. Photo Credit: Dean Azim

For those of you who missed us the first time around, Groundswell is screening at the University of Victoria this week as part of the two week long IdeaFest hosted by the Office of Vice-Presidents Research at UVic.  After the 25-minute film, a panel of Geography and ES scholars and a leader from the Heiltsuk Nation will discuss the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project, providing a current perspective from academia and indigenous leadership.

Where: University of Victoria in the Harry Hickman Building HHB B105

When: This Frida,y March 15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Peter Devries surfs the Great Bear Rainforest

Groundswell: a surf movie with a message

Pique News Magazine – February 28, 2013

The documentary screens in Whistler as part of Art For an Oil-Free Coast’s opening night

by Alyssa Noel

Last fall, Chris Darimont, a research scientist with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, took top-name surfers on a trip up B.C.’s coast.

The group included three world-class southern California surfers, including filmmaker Chris Malloy, along with Canada’s top-ranked surfer, Pete Devries, and a crew to capture the action. The goal: to help spread the message about the foundation’s campaign to stop Enbridge’s proposed tankers from moving into the Great Bear Rainforest.

To read the full article please visit the Pique News Magazine website.

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A “Groundswell” of talks for the Great Bear Rainforest

The Huffington Post

By Rick Buckman Coe

After two weeks on the road touring our new ep, Crow’s Nest, we found ourselves back at Jita’s Cafe in the mountain town of Golden, B.C. Throughout this province, along with the stunning vistas and reunions with friends, there are the all the little businesses and breakfast joints I really look forward to revisiting. And so my love for this land and the people grows with each tour.

And because of this love, the band and I have been showing a short documentary at all of our shows called Groundswell — which is about the Great Bear Rainforest and was created by Chris Malloy and Raincoast Conservation. Not only is it a gorgeous surf film but it addresses the looming threat of the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline for this rugged remote area along our northern coast and it’s First Nation inhabitants…

To read the full article please visit the Huffington Post website.