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Centre looks to create dialogue through film

Three snowboarders make a six-month journey in the documentary Northern Grease, documenting communities’ responses to increasing numbers of resource development projects. - Submitted photo
Three snowboarders make a six-month journey in the documentary Northern Grease, documenting communities’ responses to increasing numbers of resource development projects.
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The Centre at Naramata is hosting a screening of the Beyond Boarding environmental documentary Northern Grease next week.

“We’re excited to partner with Beyond Boarding in bringing this documentary to the Okanagan,” said Jim Simpson, director of strategic partnerships and development at The Centre, who learned of the project and reached out to the documentary filmmakers.

Northern Grease follows three snowboarders on a six-month journey through northern Alberta and B.C., into communities that are increasingly at risk with every resource development project. The film is part of Beyond Boarding’s Northern B.C. Project, which aims to raise the profile and awareness of harmful industrial projects and their impacts.

“We hold a shared belief in the importance of environmental stewardship and engaging our community in conversation about issues that affect us all,” said Simpson. “It’s part of our goal at The Centre to create a space for public dialogue.”

After the film, documentary maker Tamo Campos and Beyond Boarding board members Desiree Wallace and Hannah Campbell will be hanging out to chat with the audience.

Northern Grease will be shown on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in McLaren Hall, 3375 3rd St. in Naramata. Admission is by donation, with all funds going directly to the filmmakers.

 

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