Nettie Wild’s astonishing, masterfully shot documentary and recent winner of the best Canadian Feature prize at Hot Docs takes its title from the Tahltan First Nation word that can mean both the land and the mind are beautiful. Wild stays true to that poetic purity in exploring the stunningly visual story of life in Northwestern British Columbia, juxtaposed with changes forced by progress and ramped-up copper and gold mining.
Equal parts sigh, song and cry, the film shows restraint in stepping out of the way to let people – from tribal elders to a wilderness hunting guide and miners – tell their stories, without passing judgment.
– Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
Benefit for the 27th annual One World Film Festival, Ottawa's longest running documentary film festival. All seats $12. Tickets available in advance from the One World Film Festival or at the ByTowne on the evening of the event. This screening will be followed by a discussion.