This film was released in June, 2017, and makes reference to Kinder Morgan as the pipeline owner, however, due to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to buy the pipeline, the Canadian public now own the pipeline:
Chris Young, The Canadian Press, May 29, 2018:
“The Trudeau government is taking an extraordinary step in its push to ship more oil sands crude to global markets and will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5-billion after the company lost interest in an expansion project beset by fierce opposition from environmentalists, Indigenous groups and the B.C. government.”
Additionally, several First Nations continue to challenge this pipeline expansion by appealing to Canada’s highest courts. Despite this, and even during the current Covid-19 Pandemic public health emergency, the build out for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has been deemed an “essential service” and construction continues. Despite the change of ownership from Kinder Morgan to Canada, the conditions and threats described in the film remain so, including the growing climate crisis.
The resistance continues.
Sarama, May, 2021
"This sweeping documentary takes us in and under the waters of the Salish Sea, while more fully understanding the threats posed by the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to this incredible ecosystem.” – Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
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We are facing a climate crisis and critical changes in ocean dynamics and chemistry; to safeguard the natural world that has sustained us, regionally and globally, we must make key decisions that will affect the future of humans and all other species on this planet. This Living Salish Sea is a film about how what we do locally can affect the planet.
Documentary, 88 minutes, Canada, 2017. Extensive underwater cinematography shows the life, complexity and beauty of the Salish Sea; communities stand along with First Nations to protect this environment. Extensive background research and interviews with scientists illustrate the issues at stake. Narrated, written and directed by Sarama. Please watch and share, then take action to help protect the values that sustain us, and future generations.
To arrange for a screening in your community, please contact us through the film website: livingsalishsea.ca
Watch the film trailer here: vimeo.com/230837393