Memory of the Peace
Dir. Jean Parsons x Jennifer Chiu
DOK Leipzig 2017, Vancouver International Film Festival 2017, Montreal World Film Festival 2017, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018, Film Festival Della Lessinia 2018, Local Sightings Film Festival 2018, Labocine June 2018 Issue , Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2018, The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia, Feb 5 2018 @ Pacific Cinematheque
Memory of the Peace is a documentary portrait of Fort St. John, British Columbia. A young male oil worker, an Indigenous female, and a Dane-zaa drummer intersect in this historic oil-rush town as they navigate the cyclical forces of industry, resource extraction and colonization that have shaped Canada for a century and a half. Built along the Peace River Valley, Fort St. John is the site of the highly contested Site C hydroelectric dam, which promises to submerge 5,500 hectares of the valley under water if completed. As construction looms, each must contend with what the project means for their shared futures.