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Directed by David Goldberg ∙ 2017 ∙ Canada ∙ 39'
Exploring the fragile dynamic between settler activists and Indigenous land and water defenders, THE CARETAKERS articulates the effects of colonization on the environment and Indigenous peoples. Looking in particular at the anti-Kinder Morgan blockade that took place in the fall of 2014 within the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, the film asks the question: “How do we work in solidarity as settlers on these lands, wanting to be allies with Indigenous peoples, in opposition to unnecessary resource projects?”
Filmmaker David Goldberg follows a few key members of a group of activists known as The Caretakers, as they set out to navigate the daily struggle and beauty of maintaining their blockade, while exemplifying how to work together in solidarity against the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.
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