KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

“Breathtaking… gripping… finds beauty in unexpected places.”

Winner, Best Canadian Feature (Hot Docs 2016)

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. This film does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. It is a bold experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists.

Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. An art film with politics, drama, and humour, KONELĪNE: our land beautiful explores different ways of seeing—and being. A guide outfitter swims her horses across the vast Stikine River. The world’s biggest chopper flies 16,000-pound transmission towers over mountaintops. KONELĪNE‘s characters delight while smashing stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose.

We are very pleased to welcome director Nettie Wild to the Rio Theatre! She will be introducing and participating in post-screening Q&As at our screening on Sunday, December 17.

A feast for the eyes…in the hands of an expert story teller. KONELĪNE is a wise, humanistic documentary…. a tone poem to a beautiful land and the amazing characters who live in it. I urge you to see it.” (POV Magazine)

Captures the danger and promise of an inspiring natural world.” (Globe and Mail)


Saturday, December 17
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (Nettie Wild, 2016 / 96 mins / PG) The Tahltan First Nation has lived in remote northwestern British Columbia for thousands of years. They call their land “koneline” which means “our land beautiful” as well as “our mind beautiful,” inextricably weaving human consciousness with the health of the land. Copper and gold mining companies call the Tahltan territory “the golden triangle,” while hunting outfitters refer to it as “Canada’s Serengeti.” Award-winning director Nettie Wild crafts a breathtaking love letter—in stunning CinemaScope and surround sound—that captures the majestic beauty of the land and the unique people who live on it. The film features memorable characters: a woman who takes hunters on horseback deep into the mountains, a Tahltan man who records the vanishing Tahltan language, and Tahltan women and elders who protest increased mining activity. A cinematic poem, KONELINE evokes both the beauty and the complicated nature of its inhabitants and their relationship with this unique “wilderness.”

 

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