Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Monday: Kayak to Klemtu
Date: September 24. Doors open at 6:30PM
Cost: Admission By Donation
Six Nations Tourism is excited to present a screening of “Kayak to Klemtu”, featuring opening remarks and Q&A with the director, Zoe Hopkins! As part of their Movie Monday series at the Gathering Place, admission is by donation and refreshments and popcorn are provided.
Kayak to Klemtu is an action filled drama featuring Indigenous actors including Evan Adams, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Lorne Cardinal and more.
Zoe Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk) was born in Bella Bella, a Heiltsuk fishing village on the coast of B.C., home to her mother and maternal family, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. She now lives in her father’s community of Six Nations, where she is raising her son, and where she teaches the Mohawk language online to students across Turtle Island. Zoe is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program. She was a member of both iterations of imagineNATIVE’s groundbreaking Embargo Collective in 2009 and 2014 and she also has her first virtual reality work in imagineNATIVE this year.
14-year-old Ella is determined to travel the length of the Inside Passage, along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest by kayak in order to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic through her beloved homeland waters. She’s prepared to handle all of the challenges the wildlife, the weather, the water, and her gear have to offer up. The most challenging of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her. Her neurotic aunt, her cranky uncle, her wayward cousin, and the memory of her late uncle all come along for the ride to make it a fun and amazing adventure. From Tla’Amin to Klemtu, BC, this family navigates their blend of cultures and desires, while their spirits honour the coast as a place for each of us to call home and protect.
Capture this great opportunity and arrive early to get the best seat!