Impossible to Contain
Zoe Hopkins | CANADA | 2017 | 360 Video
Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link above. You will require a mobile device or VR/360 visor. Audio is included.
You can always experience this work with the Samsung Gear VR device at the Digital Media Art+Cade.
With its immersive quality, this 360 documentary brings the viewer to Bella Bella to experience the aftermath of a diesel spill in pristine, beloved waters. Filmmaker Zoe Hopkins takes us to her homeland to experience a family dinner of seafood, harvested from waters where a tug boat ran aground spilling over 100,000 litres of diesel into Gale Creek, threatening a main source of food for the Heiltsuk people and their way of life.
Zoe Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk) was born in Bella Bella, a Heiltsuk fishing village on the coast of B.C., home to her mother and maternal family, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. She now lives in her father’s community of Six Nations, where she is raising her son, and where she teaches the Mohawk language online to students across Turtle Island. Zoe also has her first feature film in this year’s Festival (see pg. ##).