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PROJECT DOCUMENTARIES

Project documentaries are available from community and school libraries in Prince Rupert in vhs format. Individual copies can be ordered at cost from Charles Menzies, Department of Anthropology, UBC for educational purposes.  Broadcast rights are held by Charles Menzies and, where noted, by Tsimshian communities. To order an individual DVD copy  please send a cheque or money order, payable to Forests and Oceans for the Future Project, Dept. of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1.

TO ORDER VIDEOS
All Forests and Oceans for the Future documentaries can be ordered from the Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC. For pricing and order forms please click here.

Streamed versions of the documentaries can be viewed by clicking on the pictures below.


Returning to Gitxaała (2005)
In this documentary the UBC research team returns to Gitxaała to present the project's research finding in a manner that recognizes and respects cultural protocols. It discusses the vital importance of publicly handing over the research findings and the keeping of research materials and results in Gitxaała to the community. Returning to Gitxaała is a companion documentary to the View from Gitxaała and is a valuable concrete demonstration of cross-cultural respect for researchers, community consultants and students of social science and educational studies.


The View from Gitxaała: The Forests for the Future Project (2003)
The primary focus of the Forests for the Future research project has been exploring local ecological knowledge held by members of the Gitxaała Nation, the indigenous inhabitants of the coastal archipelago that stretches more than 100 miles south from the mouth of the Skeena River. The project has deployed a collaborative research protocol that involves university-based researchers and Gitxaała community members. This video describes the research process and protocol from the point of view of Gitxała community members. (~15 minutes).

Oona River: Between Forest and Sea (2003)
Oona River is a non-indigenous community about 20 miles to the south of Prince Rupert. Residents in this small community have maintained a living from natural resource use that has required an intimate understanding of local ecology. The video introduces viewers to community members, local history, and the economic and ecological foundation of the community. This video complements Unit Plan 6. (~40 minutes).


Chasing the Fish: Local Fishing Knowledge of the North Coast (2003)
As a counter point to science-based systems of knowledge, relied upon by government agencies, this video explores the ways in which small-scale fishermen from Prince Rupert make sense of the way fish behave. This video reveals the wealth and depth of fishers’ knowledge. We learn the ways in which fishing gear, age, and regulations intersect with fishers’ experiences in a way that produces a dynamic knowledge that resource managers need to take into account if resource management plans are to be truly effective. (24 minutes).

Working in the Woods: Tsimshian Involvement in the Forest Industry (2002)
In Working in the Woods Tsimshian community members describe the experiences of their family and themselves working in the forest industry. This video is designed as a complement to Unit 4: Tsimshian Involvement in the Forest Sector and closely follows the structure of the curriculum lesson plan. (~25 minutes).

 

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