Through the stories of an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, the efforts of expedition stand-up paddler Norm Hann, and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler, the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected by an oil spill will be articulated. STAND will take you to the core of the issue and unfurl the soul of B.C.'s west coast one paddle stroke at a time.
The crew is currently raising funds through the popular crowd-sourcing platform IndieGoGo, in order to complete post-production and bring this story into the mainstream consciousness. You can become a champion of the Great Bear and help protect our precious coastlines by donating to the project and in return receive some great rewards.
IndieGoGo Fundraiser: http://www.indiegogo.com/standfilm
A proposal for a 1777km long oil pipeline from Alberta's tar sand to the port of Kitimat, B.C., could see supertankers transport ten times the volume of crude as the Exxon Valdez oil spill through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The largest remaining intact temperate rainforest on the planet, the Great Bear, is home to the iconic Spirit Bear as well as a marine ecosystem that supports keystone species of salmon, halibut, and other fish that wolves, bears, birds, and people depend on.
For more info visit the STAND film website here: http://standfilm.com
or their Facebook page here:http://www.facebook.com/b4apres