What would happen if people's voices were heard?
That's the question we asked over a year ago when we started making Directly Affected. Now, we're going to keep telling that story—your story—as we connect the people and places impacted by Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline and TransCanada's Energy East pipeline.
The Directly Affected team is travelling across Canada this June and July to continue capturing stories of those directly affected by proposed tar sands pipelines right here in BC and across Canada. We'll be posting updates and blogs about the journey here on our website and on the IndieGoGo campaign.
As public participation in the Kinder Morgan review is restricted, we provide a means to connect the disparate voices of individuals and communities not being heard by decision makers. Our film is curious about what connects us, despite differences in place, space and time. It's about understanding what we truly value in our lives, on our coast and in our country. Our narrative will weave the diversity of human connections with the place itself. From fishermen working on the Fraser River to beachcombers on the windswept coast of Haida Gwaii - First Nations preserving a culture to sea kayakers and surfers directly immersed in the ocean itself. As the link between terrestrial and marine environment defines the ecology of the Salish Sea - so our shared values can protect it.