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Northern Grease

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Screening Tuesday April 22, 2014. On Earth Day, get on board the veggie oil-powered bus and join a group of snow/surf/skate boarders as they travel throughout BC and AB on a mission to understand Canadian resource extraction projects and their effects on local communities and First Nations. Canada, 2013, 75min. Produced and directed by Beyond Boarding.

 Beyond Boarding in Prince Rupert in 'Northern Grease'


Northern Grease follows Tamo Campos, John Muirhead, Lewis Muirhead, Jasper Snow Rosen, Landon Yerex and Hannah Campbell as they travel in a vegetable oil fueled bus throughout British Columbia and Alberta. The gang, on a mission to understand Canadian resource extraction projects, visit industrial towns, interview the people involved with and affected by resource extraction.

They find a complex and disturbing landscape, against which environmental stewardship is threatened by misinformation and biased marketing.  Along the way, the boys spend time with the people who, using alternative and renewable energy sources, lead lifestyles that present solutions.  All in all, Northern Grease tells a story of awareness, criticism, and forward thinking, against a backdrop of our country‚Äôs beautiful wilderness and fascinating people. 

About Beyond Boarding

"Snowboarders, surfers, skiers, and hikers are the greatest ambassadors for the power and importance of the natural world. The [Beyond Boarding] Northern BC Project aims to educate and empower the outdoor community to take a stand, speak out, and create positive change on behalf of the diversity of our beautiful province and its people against these large industrial projects, and all in a carbon neutral, no impact, and community based approach."

Members of Beyond Boarding will attend the screening to answer questions and lead the discussion.


This Living Salish Sea

Trailer: 6min.

The Green Film Series is pleased to be able to show the trailer for local filmmaker Sarama's film-in-progress.  This new film reveals much of the unique life of the Salish Sea that is at risk as a result of the proposed increased tanker traffic to carry bitumen oil, liquid natural gas and coal through our West Coast waters. 

Sarama will be in attendance to discuss his film project.