Contact Us FAQ Fran├žais
Home / Our Living Legacy

Our Living Legacy

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

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
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  26
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $119.00
3yr K-12 Stream Price :  $119.00
Single-Site Only
Request Preview Access

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. 

Official Selection: Powell River Film Festival




Related Titles

On How Finding Environmental Solutions Can be Messy: Tzeporah Berman - The Green Interview Series

On How Finding Environmental Solutions Can be Messy: Tzeporah...

Paper Tiger PT0090

This episode of The Green Interview features Tzeporah Berman, who has been designing and winning...

Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, British Columbia

Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, British Columbia

Striking Balance Inc. LIV019

Encompassing 350 000 hectares on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Sound contains some...

Hunting Giants

Hunting Giants

Nootka Street Film Company Inc. NSF000

A thrill-seeking explorer wants to find and climb the biggest tree in Canada outside a logging...


Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects