It’s Film Festival season for a reason. The early nights make gathering together in front of a screen the best kind of medicine. On Wednesday, 28 November, the Xet’olacw School offers an awesome opportunity to see a positive film, The Radicals, and speak with the filmmakers, the night before it screens at the Whistler Film Festival 🙂
The Radicals (2018, Canada, 58 min.) follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift from their respective sport into the world of activism. Together they journey across the West Coast of British Columbia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration and resistance. From the Tahltan fight for the Iskut Headwaters, BC Hydro’s corruption in Xwísten, art as resilience on Haida Gwaii, to a coastal uprising against fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island, each community teaches the athletes to understand what it means to be a true radical.
Combining visually stunning sport photography and behind the scenes footage from the frontlines, the film’s trajectory fulfills both the action-sport athlete’s quest for extreme landscapes and adventure while uncovering critical social issues and resistance.