A personal story from renowned Canadian narrative photographer Chris Harris, as he shares his experience in the Cariboo Chilcotin during the most catastrophic fire season in British Columbia’s history. The story is accompanied by original music scored by platinum producer Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall.
This is a human story.
The wildfire summer of 2017 in British Columbia was a summer of stories; it was huge, and it was indiscriminate in its reach. No one was left untouched.
Photographer and chronicler Chris Harris traversed the land he has known intimately for four decades, turning his lens to telling the stories of friends and loved ones.
Then we step into an experience of change, renewal, and trauma, we can also find inspiration, courage, and art.
These are the stories that touched and moved one photographer and led him to regeneration and creativity, and through him, thousands of others.
He is joined by composer Ken Marshall in a collaboration that gives a unique and heartening perspective to an event that is almost always seen as disastrous.
Together, photographer and composer find beauty where it is least expected.
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The Chilcotin Ark is a phenomenon that could be the most significant story of the
Renowned Canadian narrative photographer Chris Harris takes us on a visual adventure into the heart of British Columbia, set to original music by platinum producer Ken ‘hiwatt’ Marshall.
In the last quarter of the 20th century there were those who saw the coming destruction of the unaltered landscape of British Columbia, and took steps to try and divert it’s course.
British Columbia’s Chilcotin Plateau is a land of legend, tragedy, and heroism. This is the story of a heroic effort by two individuals who fulfilled a dream; to preserve a contiguous, intact wilderness complex that would protect wildlife habitat, and provide a blueprint of diversity for future generations.
They foresaw the need for such a blueprint decades before the phrases ‘climate change’ or ‘climate warming’ were in common usage.
Working in secret for at least 25 years, these individuals were able to negotiate their way to the creation of an area they dubbed ‘The Chilcotin Ark’; the largest intact wilderness in the temperate world.
This is the story of that landscape as it is today, and the potential it holds for the human family in the future.
This documentary features 4 mini-films from the Chris Harris Photographic Journey project; Coast Mountain Foothills, Spirit in the Grass, Shield Volcanoes, Memories of Ice.
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