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Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World

Synopsis

This is the story of a group of remarkable inhabitants of Haida Gwaii, the remote archipelago off the Northwest coast of Canada that National Geographic recently named one of the “Must See Places in the World”. As one of the only places in North America where natives actually outnumber and out vote non-natives, “Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World” profiles a unique community comprised of individuals from both groups who are all striving in different ways to undo the damage done by a century of reckless resource extraction, to stop the fleet of oil laden tankers targeting their sea lanes, and restore balance to the islands for the next generation. A powerful and hopeful story that by its end may make viewers want to rise up and protect not only one of the most beautiful and unique places on Earth but their own natural backyards as well.

The Filmmakers

SHORE FILMS in association with KNOWLEDGE NETWORK and OPTIC NERVE FILMS presents the documentary "HAIDA GWAII: ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD" directed by CHARLES WILKINSON produced by TINA SCHLIESSLER and CHARLES WILKINSON executive producer KEVIN EASTWOOD executive producer for knowledge network MURRAY BATTLE cinematography and picture editing CHARLES WILKINSON and TINA SCHLIESSLER music and sound CHARLES WILKINSON sound mix BILL SHEPPARD - DBC SOUND colour timing GARY SHAW - SIDE STREET POST production coordinator DAFNE ROMERO music production services TYLER PEARSON - DEEP COVE MUSIC music licensing MICHAEL PERLMUTTER - INSTINCT ENTERTAINMENT production accounting CHRISTINA LYNCH - HARBOUR BLOCK LTD. legal services HEATHER WATT - CHANDLER FOGDEN additional gopro photography KEVIN EASTWOOD and HEATHER RAMSAY mix technician GORD SPRULE mix studio coordination KAT LIFFITON stills photographer KEVIN EASTWOOD production insurance FRONT ROW INSURANCE unmanned aerial vehicle insurance SHEPHARD ASHMORE INSURANCE featuring in order of appearance BILL WOODWORTH, SEVERN CULLIS-SUZUKI, ALEX MARTINUIK, ALLAN WILSON, JAALEN EDENSHAW, JOHN BROADHEAD, GUUJAAW, WERNER FUNK, THOM HENLEY, ERNIE GLADSTONE, LEANDRE VIGNEAULT, LYNN LEE, NATHALIE MACFARLANE, ARCHIE AND LIZ STOCKER SR., DAFNE ROMERO SALAZAR, MEREDITH LEE ADAMS, AMANDA COOK, JACQUES MORIN, MICHAELA MCGUIRE also appearing ILDAGWAAY - BEATRICE HARLEY, TIISAAN SUZUKI-BROWN, SHOSHANNA GREENE, RAVEN LEBLANC, BEN DAVIDSON, JEFF MOSHER, TAIMEN VIGNEAULT, SEBASTIAN DALGARNO, TERRY RUSS - DAUGHTERS OF THE RIVER DANCERS, STAFF & STUDENTS - REDISCOVERY FOUNDATION, TYLER YORK, ALLEN WEIR, TREVIS RIDLEY, BILL WALKER, RALPH STOCKER, MATTHEW DAVIES sincere gratitude to THE HAIDA NATION for their warm welcome to their traditional territory, special thanks to VICTOR and BEV FRADETTE, BENITA SANDERS and BORJE LAMBERT, STAFF AT PARKS CANADA HAIDA GWAII, GWAII HAANAS WATCHMEN, WYNN DESCHNER, HEATHER RAMSAY, PATRICE RAMSAY, JOHN REID acknowledgements THE HAIDA NATION, DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES & OCEANS, JASON ALSOP AND STAFF AT HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTER, ROLAND AND JANET RIGG - EDGE OF THE WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE SKIDEGATE HAIDA IMMERSION PROGRAM (S.H.I.P.), SHAWN BAYBUTT - HAIDA WILD SEAFOODS, BOB BRASH AND THE TEAM AT HAICO, GRACE FLANAGAN - GRACIE'S PLACE, EDI SZASZ - KAY CENTER BISTRO, NORTH PACIFIC KELP WILD FOODS, MOON OVER NAIKOON BAKERY, SAIL PIRAEUS ADVENTURES, ALL ABOUT U ARTS GALLERY, THE CROW’S NEST - TLELL, TAAN FOREST PRODUCTS, ISLAND SUNRISE CAFE, JAG'S BEANSTALK, QUEEN BEE'S, ENGELHARD'S OCEANVIEW LODGE, STAFF - QUEEN CHARLOTTE CITY LIQUOR STORE, ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION - QUEEN CHARLOTTE CITY, THE CREW AT CITY CENTER STORE & OCCASIONAL LAUNDROMAT, MORESBY EXPLORERS, LEANNE VOGSTAD AND MARK AND FAMILY, BARBARA SMALL AND NOEL WOTTEN, TOM GREENE & LAURA DUTHEIL, SEVERN CULLIS-SUZUKI FAMILY, ERNIE GLADSTONE FAMILY, BRIAN & DEB BUSSIERE, JOHN LEGATE & CREW, ROBERT DAVIDSON, LESLIE JOHNSON, RICK GRANGE, DALE LORE, NICK ALLEN, BOB FRAUMENI, LAIRD BATEHAM, GEORGE PATTISON, GÖETZ HANISH - ROSE HARBOUR GUEST HOUSE, KITIMAT SECURITY GUARD, SALMON & LOGGING MAPS COURTESY JOHN BROADHEAD - GOWGAIA INSTITUTE, DIGITAL MEDIA & ISLAND MAP BY JEZZE KORZAN & NICK JOHNSTON - ETHICALUX, LORNE LAPHAM & THE TERRIFIC GANG AT LLSR, FILMED WITH CANON CAMERAS & LENSES, LISA & THE CREW AT FLYING CAMERAS, JASON RULE - TRANSPORT CANADA, THE BC FERRIES CORP., JAMES KIDNEY, WOODY MORRISON, AVI FEDERGREEN, NADINE SHEPPARD, TOBIAS SCHLIESSLER ASC, PABLO & FABIO & NADYA WILKINSON & JAMIE DODD, THE MANY FRIENDS WHO GAVE VALUABLE INPUT ON THE FILM archival footage courtesy CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION: TV ARCHIVES SALES, CARRY ON performed by COLEEN RENNISON written by JACK ANTONOFF & JEFF BHASKER & ANDREW DOST & NATE REUSS, FLYIN' CAVE BLUES written & performed by JEFF PEVAR, filmed on location and with the permission of the PARKS CANADA AGENCY, at GWAI HAANAS NATIONAL PARK RESERVE, NATIONAL MARINE CONSERVATION AREA RESERVE, and HAIDA HERITAGE SITE, BRITISH COLUMBIA.