Marie Clements’ musical documentary is simultaneously a piece of BC First Nations history, a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism.
“Who is Chris Marker?” — is the question posed by the directors/ interlocutors, and every answer reveals a different reality. Some of the recollections are funny and bittersweet, such as Wim Wenders getting blind drunk with Marker at a bar in Tokyo.
In 2014, activists, ranging from new Canadians to First Nations people, ascended Burnaby Mountain to make a camp on the future route of the proposed pipeline. They were willing to do whatever it took to prevent the project from going forward; a critical necessity in their eyes, if the earth was to be preserved for future generations.
Join us on Wednesday April 19th for a FREE screening of Victoria Lean's film After the Last River, co-presented by DOXA Documentary Film Festival, David Suzuki Foundation and National Canadian Film Day.
On April 22–23, from 12pm to 5pm, come buy your hardcopy festival tickets in person at the DOXA office. Our address is #110-750 Hamilton Street (up the stairs behind the JJBean kiosk).
Vancouver, BC – In the words of the original documentary rebel Chris Marker: “Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.” In an increasingly chaotic world, documentary comes to the rescue, offering radical reinvention, brave new ideas for the future, and a flinty and unyielding form of hope.