Human Rights Shebafilms

Directors: France Benoit
Producers: Ron Harpelle & Kelly Saxberg
Camera: Kelly Saxberg
Editor: Gabriel Harpelle
Music: Jason Carter

Giant Mine, located near Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, is still an unhealed, open wound for Mary Rose Sundberg, a grand-mother from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. On behalf of her grand-children and her people, she is anxiously following the remediation of the 237,000 tons of arsenic buried underground, enough arsenic to kill the world a few times over if it gets in contact with water. The mine happens to be located under the source of water for Yellowknife, Great Slave Lake, which eventually makes its way to the Arctic Ocean. The permafrost is melting underground, water is infiltrating the tunnels and we will need to pump that water to the surface.... forever! Mary Rose is worried. How do we communicate the toxicity lying under Giant Mine to future generations, those who will follow us in 100 years, 1000 year or 100,000 years? We must warn them of the danger lurking down under, the monster under Giant Mine. Her people have communicated their knowledge since time immemorial through legends and stories....must they now create a modern legend about this man-made toxic waste ? Mary Rose pleads for future generations, the guardians of eternity.


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