Youth & Ecological Restoration

Youth & Ecological Restoration

Carswellfilm in post production of a new film: Youth & Ecological Restoration (2018, 35 min.)  Travel with several youth as they explore the rivers and estuaries of the Comox Valley. Created by Wendy Kotilla in 2004, Youth & Ecological Restoration has had over 330 participants. Young people work with local researchers and environmental groups, while learning ecological restoration, wildlife rehabilitation and scientific methods. Guided by the power of nature, YER employs ecotherapy practices and mentoring support for youth to gain a sense of worth, belonging and place. FMI go...
Carswellfilm in Nicaragua

Carswellfilm in Nicaragua

Carswell has just returned from a trip to Nicaragua and will share stories and video of his encounters at several coffee farms and co-ops in both Pancasan and Dalia, Nicaragua (the source of World Community Coffee).  The farmers talk about the benefits of fairly-traded, organic coffee and what working with the co-ops  has meant to their daily lives. “It was an incredible experience. The images and sounds were all-encompassing”. says Carswell. “We were in some very remote areas with people eager to share their deep  knowledge of the land and all its biological diversity.  We learned how shade grown, organic coffee plantations can be part of a healthy ecosystem. In the tiny pueblo of  Pancasan farmers sell not only coffee to the co-ops but also cocoa and milk.  In the larger town of Dalia they sell coffee, cocoa, and honey.” The film was partially funded by both World Community Coffee and Cafe Etico (CoDev). Carswellfilm.ca will create a short promo film for both organisations as well a a longer...

Carswellfilm.ca completes project for Council of Canadians

FISH FARMS OUT From First Nations’ Unceded Territorial Waters Support the Observers! In late August, First Nations people of the ‘Namgis, Mamalilikala, Lawit’sis and Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw began observing two Marine Harvest salmon farms on Swanson and Midsummer Islands in their traditional Broughton Archipelago territories. Their actions sound alarms about: • the collapse of the west coast wild salmon population • governments’ inaction on the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People. They have never given their consent for these farms to operate in their territories. They are calling on governments not to renew Marine Harvest’s...

Screening at World Community Film Festival

Seeking Wisdom - Elders & Students in the Sea to Sky was recently selected to show in the 27th Annual World Community Film Festival in Courtenay, BC. - Saturday, Feb 3rd at 11:50am in the Upper Native Sons Hall.  Click Here see the World Community Film...
New Film: 24 Hour Drum – Seeking Wisdom

New Film: 24 Hour Drum – Seeking Wisdom

As part of the 2017 24 Hour Drum event, students in Aboriginal Leadership interview Elders from both Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. These teachings inspire the students to create their performances. They dance, sing, and share spoken word at Stawamus Elementary School and Totem Hall in Squamish BC. Click Here to Watch FIlm Elders: Gwen Harry, Randall Lewis, Linda Williams, Martina Pierre, Bucky Johns. Produced by School District 48, Copyright Squamish Nation and School District...