The Caretakers

The Caretakers

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
Trailer(s)
Community Partner(s)
Screening Sponsor(s)
David Goldberg | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
39 minutes

THE MAY 8 SCREENING IS PART OF THE RATED Y SERIES. BOTH SCREENINGS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FILMMAKER Q+A.

NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. OPEN TO YOUTH UNDER 18.

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. David Goldberg captures the intense conviction that was a central part of the Burnaby Mountain protest. The grit and tenacity of local activists is on full display as they face down the RCMP on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people. The Caretakers provides ample food for thought as we near our provincial election in which the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has become once more a hot-button issue. -CP

Screening With
Michael Premo  | 
US |
 2016 | 
20 minutes
Rated Y Panelist

David Goldberg

David Goldberg is a Vancouver based filmmaker and artist formerly living and working in New York and Denmark. Holding a bachelor degree in sociology with a social justice focus, David's work is centred on engaging with socially critical story telling. The Caretakers is his directorial debut film. 

Rated Y Panelist

Eli Hirtle

Eli is a Cree/Scottish/British/German multidisciplinary artist. His Mother's family is originally from Wabasca, Alberta, part of the Bigstone Cree Nation, but he was born, lives and works in Victoria BC on Lekwungen Territory. Eli is a photographer, filmmaker and storyteller dedicated to documenting and supporting Indigenous cultural resurgence and revitalization.