“The ocean is a planetary issue, not a First Nations issue.”

Can a determined teenager stop a pipeline? Zoe Hopkins’ new movie, Kayak to Klemtu, was inspired by the battle to stop the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Mark Leiren-Young hosted Hopkins at the 2017 Victoria Film Festival where she talked about the inspirations behind her inspiring new movie.

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Significant quotes:

“Should tankers pass through these waters, the threat of a spill is not only a potential, it is a certainty. The only uncertainty is how long would we have to wait and how many times would it happen.” (from Kayak to Klemtu) [3:42]

“I wanted to make a road movie on the water.” [5:43]

“I’m gonna send J.T. (Justin Trudeau) a link. We’ll see what he has to say.”  [14:04]

“The ocean is a planetary issue, not a First Nations issue.” [16:56]

“The day after we wrapped an oil spill happened in Bella Bella.” [17:25]

“This is a coastal issue. Not a socio-political issue.” [18:06]


Zoe Hopkins and Kayak to Klemtu:

Kayak to Klemtu official site http://www.mongrelmedia.com/index.php/filmlink?id=f3c1e2f4-da1b-e811-9449-0ad9f5e1f797 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KayaktoKlemtu/

Twitter: @zoeitgoeist

Instagram: #kayaktoklemtu

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KI8iGuwq18

Ta’Kaiya Blaney official site http://takaiyablaney.com

Ta’Kaiya Blaney on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/71NmpsTikEdCJMqxGGjFpX?si=x3wvDkdiSZK_ZxD8PTeO2Q 

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