Come down to the Standing Ground event at the Roundhouse and see the Premier Screening of The Largest Deposit, a documentary that explores the impact of Canadian oil sands development in the community of Fort Chipewyan. The film investigates the project’s claimed benefits such as job prospects and economic growth. It examines how the development affects Cree, Dene, and Metis residents in Fort Chipewyan, a community in northern Alberta. The interviews document changes and impacts in the community’s health, food sources, land, water, and livelihoods.
In the summer of 2009, just after graduating from high school, Peggy Lam and Neelam Khare (who participated in AMES’ YouthMADE media intensive program in 2009) set off on a journey across Canada to make a documentary about social justice and environmental issues. Their goal was to do a ‘cross Canada’ exploration of the issues of environmental degradation and Aboriginal displacement, and at the same time represent the work of change-makers (young and old) across the nation.
And somehow, in the midst of their busy lives as students, facilitators, activists + artists, they managed to finish it! Congrats to you both!