Kayak to Klemtu (2017) | Zoe Leigh Hopkins | Native Voices

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
a woman rows a canoe in the setting sun

Note: Screening in the Nasher Museum of Art Lecture Hall

Kayak to Klemtu
(Zoe Leigh Hopkins, 2017, 63 mins, Canada, in English and Hailhzaqvla w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

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 honor the coast as a place for each of us to call home and protect.

-- This film complements the Nasher Museum exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

Sponsored by the Nasher Museum of Art and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

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Nasher Museum of Art Lecture Hall