Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of THE KLABONA KEEPERS, followed by a Q&A with director Tamo Campos and the land defenders within the film. A powerful testament to solidarity filmmaking, THE KLABONA KEEPERS stays the course with a small but determined community of Indigenous land defenders in northwest British Columbia who successfully push multinational extraction companies off their land.
About the film
THE KLABONA KEEPERS
Tamo Campos / Canada / 2022 / 69' / English
THE KLABONA KEEPERS is an intimate portrait of the dynamic Indigenous community that succeeded in protecting the remote Sacred Headwaters, known as the Klabona, in northwest British Columbia from industrial activities. Spanning 15 years of matriarch-led resistance, the film follows a small group of determined elders in the village of Iskut as they heal from the wounds of colonization to push back against law enforcement, the government, and some of the world’s largest multinational companies. Nestled between scenes of stand-offs and blockades, land defenders reflect on how their history of forced displacement, residential schools, and trauma strengthened their resolve to protect the very land that was so essential to their healing journey.
This event is co-sponsored by the Sustainability Action Fund and co-presented by Divest McGill, The Office of Sustainability at Concordia, Sustainable Concordia, QPIRG Concordia, Concordia University TV (CUTV) Yiara magazine and Decolonial Solidarity.
Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. In order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, wearing a mask at Cinema Politica Concordia events is strongly recommended.