Our Living Legacy
Catalogue Number: RVP004
Producer: River Voices
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2009
Running Time: 26
Closed Captions: Yes
This is a powerful documentary about the campaign to protect the last old-growth forests and forestry jobs on Vancouver Island and BC's South Coast. The fight for ancient forests exploded in 1993 on Vancouver Island in Clayoquot Sound, where thousands of people joined efforts to save the old-growth rainforests, including Dr. David Suzuki and Australian rock band Midnight Oil. In recent years a resurgence in environmental concerns, partly triggered by Al Gore's climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", has also been accompanied by a massive expansion of the ancient forest movement again on Vancouver Island, as thousands of environmentalists and forestry workers join together in solidarity at mass rallies organized by the Wilderness Committee in Victoria. See spectacular images of the enormous ancient trees, giant stumps and clearcuts, and the export of raw logs to foreign mills.
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