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thursday june 15

understory northwest
film fest

an event to support cascade forest conservancy
featuring three northwest filmmakers

Thursday June 15 at 7:00
doors open at 6:00

at the historic kiggins theatre in downtown vacouver

Cascade Forest Conservancy is proud to present the UNDERSTORY NORTHWEST FILM FEST at Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre, featuring filmmaker Q & As and stories focused on environmental conservation from three Pacific Northwest filmmakers.

All proceeds from the event support CFC’s ongoing conservation and restoration work in the heart of the Cascades. 

Rematriation  |  Kincentric Cinema & Ethical Films

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Mismanagement and greed have left less than 2.6% of British Columbia’s old-growth forests standing. Only one of hundreds of valleys (outside of parks) remains entirely uncut on Vancouver Island – Fairy Creek (Ada’itsx). Rematriation follows an indigenous-led movement to prevent the cutting of this last Old Growth watershed that has now become Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience. The award-winning film explores the confluence of scientific, cultural, economic and sociopolitical perspectives.

Finding Gulo: The Movement to Save the Wolverine  |  Wild Confluence Media

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Finding Gulo follows a backcountry ski guide turned wildlife biologist who sets out to document an elusive population of wolverines in the Cascade mountains above Washington’s Methow Valley. This short film celebrates the power of citizen science to protect endangered wildlife in the face of climate change.

Riding on the Dark  |  Mercator Films

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A collaborative film project between Mercator Films and Evergreen Gravel Racing which explores the intersections between adventure cycling, conservation, and Indigenous Sovereignty. The film follows 10 cyclists as they disappear into the landscape surrounding the Dark Divide 300, a 330 mile Pacific Northwest bikepacking route through Nisqually, Cowlitz, and Squaxin Island land in Washington state. Tribal leaders from the area provide context on what the land means to them presently, has meant to their Tribes historically, and what the adventure cycling community can do to become better stewards to the land we occupy. The route will be run as an endurance bikepacking race in summer 2023.

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