Let’s face it, 2016 has been one of the worst years as of late. It’s been filled with loss, natural disasters, political turmoil, the hurting of our planet and a broken dialogue amongst our society. “Xenophobia” has been named the word of the year. I mean, common!
This documentary is a cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it.
“Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change,” Canada Wild Productions.
Nettie not only captures the traditional lifestyles of the Tahltan First Nation, but she also smashes stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose.
This film has already won multiple awards, but what’s more important is what happened as a result of it (so far)…
The northern BC stories featured in the film inspired artists from southern BC to create new works! So, Nicole Sorochan from One Net Studios built NorthThroughSouth.com to capture it all. This site allows you to follow the stories of those featured in the film, explore on your own, and then navigate from the northern story, to the southern story that happened as a result. Check it out right here.
Click below to hear Dan Gunn go into detail about all of this on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show.
Float House Victoria is a 5-tank sensory deprivation and floatation centre located in downtown Victoria, BC where you can relax, restore, reboot and even feel the weightlessness of outer space!
The urban vibe spa has 5 rooms containing “pods”. The pods are 7′ x 4.5′, giving those with claustrophobia no fear at all. The pods are filled with body temperature salt water, which allows your body to float inside the pod. The result is not being able to feel left from right, up from down. The funky LED lighting and colours also fade as your 90 minute session nears an end, allowing you to go into a mediation.
This local business is so popular that people are starting to buy weekly and monthly packages.
Hear more about Dan Gunn’s experience below on the Zone@91.3fm‘s morning show.
Paulina Ortlieb has been working on a punk documentary for Victoria for the past 5 years called “Somewhere to go: Punk Victoria”. She created a few documentaries while getting her Masters at the University of Victoria and was encouraged to do one for her thesis. This is the result.
A trailer was released just a few days ago and it has the entire city buzzing. This is as B-Side as it gets! Victoria is known for a LOT of things, but punk music doesn’t top most lists. The fact is, the punk scene in Victoria was HUGE in the 80s and 90s and saw bands like The Day Glo Abortions, No Means No and the first speed metal band, The Neos.
Victoria had the ingredients to make the perfect punk scene: Caucasian teenagers with stable lives, that developed a lot of angst. YYJ became fertile ground ripe for punk picking.
There has been no announcement on a premier date yet, but Paulina has applied to a few festivals including the Victoria Film Festival. We can’t wait to see this!
Copper Owl is a vintage venue located above the historic Paul’s Motor Inn in downtown Victoria. It showcases live local and touring bands, hosts art-related events, a variety of dance nights, performance art, comedy, literary events, karaoke, fundraisers, private events and even knitting socials! They’ve also been voted one of the best Canadian small music venues.
The vintage vibe is due to a decor that is true to the 70s, copper-donned-everything and the fact that it’s above a motor inn with a sign that has ivy growing IN it. Make this spot one to visit… repeatedly.
Listen below as Dan Gunn paints a blurry picture of his experiences at this fine establishment on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show.