Burnaby, B.C. (January 29, 2024) – Knowledge Network has moved three new documentary projects from B.C. filmmakers into production.
The Salmon’s Call is a one-hour documentary that explores the intricate spiritual and cultural relationships between wild salmon and many Indigenous peoples in British Columbia, from along the coast and into the interior. Directed by Joy Haskell of the Tl’azt’en Nation, the story sheds light on the deep impacts of fish farming and actions being taken by different communities to protect the salmon and wildlife that are vital to their culture and way of life. The film is produced by Joy Haskell, Andrew Williamson and Henrik Meyer.
Wədzih Nəne explores the rich and intimate relationship between the Tsay Keh Dene and the caribou through the story of a Tsay Keh Dene man and his grandfather. Director Luke Gleeson, a member of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation in the Northern interior of B.C., uses breathtaking cinematography and immersive sound design to reveal the encroachment and impact of development on once pristine areas that host an abundance of wildlife including the Chase caribou. This is Gleeson’s second feature documentary.
Up in the Clouds, Down in the Valley is a feature-length documentary directed by Carmen Pollard and produced by Carmen Pollard and Jenny Rustemeyer. The film invites viewers into the world of Vancouver-based non-visual artist and activist Carmen Papalia whose groundbreaking work explores individual and collective experiences of vision loss, illness, and healing. Papalia’s practice is deeply informed by his dynamic re-envisioning of accessibility as a creative, long-term process that involves us all.
"These distinctive projects explore our vital relationships with nature and each other," said Patrice Ramsay, Senior Manager, Independent Production. "This is a challenging time for one-off documentary production in Canada and, we’re thrilled to be working with talented B.C. filmmakers to bring these authentic, emotional and insightful stories to our viewers."
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Knowledge Network is British Columbia's viewer-supported public educational broadcaster. Available on television throughout the province of British Columbia and on streaming platforms across Canada, we feature quality programming for pre-schoolers and parents; curated dramas, premium factual series and documentaries from around the globe; and Knowledge Original documentaries commissioned from BC based producers. Our service is free and commercial free. For more information, visit www.knowledge.ca