The Regina & District Labour Council (RDLC) is proud to co-sponsor alongside the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) the documentary film KONELĪNE: our land beautiful. It is set in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation in north western B.C. and explores the peoples who use the land and their relationship with each other. The people vary from hunting and fishing to drilling and mining and explores how they work alongside each other on the land that they share.
The film offers lessons to the labour movement. At times, areas of our industries can be at odds over ideology and this film can teach us how better to work together and understand what our common priorities are.
Through finding the beauty in the miners and mines, as well as those who are protesting against them, the film attempts to open up a conversation about the land from all who love it.
“The great achievement of this film to me, apart from the spectacular photography, is that it defuses issues that have pitted the old-guard red-neck bigots in our industry (and there still are far too many amongst us) against First Nation elders who are trying to preserve important cultural values within their homeland. It portrayed very human stories.”
Bill Barclay, Letter to the Editor, The Northern Miner.
As a co-sponsor, the role of the RDLC is to promote the film and we strongly encourage you to take the time to see this powerful award winning documentary.
The limited run showing plays from April 21 to 27 at the Rainbow Cinemas, Golden Mile each day at 1:25 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Note, there is no evening showing on Thursday, April 27.
View trailer here: