SPOIL is an amazing feature documentary from Trip Jennings and Andy Maser screening at Mountainfilm this year. This 45 minute film focuses on British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest and the threat of a proposed oil pipeline potentially affecting it’s pristine and unique ecosystem to a devastating degree. The following is a description from the Mountainfilm website.
“…follow the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Gitga’at First Nation people of British Columbia in their search for the illusive spirit bear. All white, but not albino, and more rare than the panda, the spirit bear lives only in the Great Bear Rainforest on the north coast of British Columbia, a place that is at risk from a proposed oil pipeline. In an effort to oppose the pipeline, the iLCP’s mission is to create images of this rare bear and the unique ecosystem that it relies on. At risk is an intact and rare-in-the-world temperate rain forest that is home not only to the Gitga’at, but also to a host of animals, from the spirit bear and genetically distinct wolves to an array of marine mammals.”
The film will be screened twice at Mountainfilm, at Masons Hall on Saturday, May 28th at 12:15 PM and at the Wilkinson Public Library on Sunday, May 29th at 6:45 PM.
You can watch the full documentary below as well.