Films in Program
VIFF favourite Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides, Touch the Sound) returns with another visually transfixing exploration of art and nature, this time chronicling the efforts of Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias as she installs an environmentally enhancing and aesthetically daring sculpture in the Sea of Cortez at Candelor Bay. Plays with: Reflections: Art for an Oil-Free Coast
On an expedition organized by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, 50 artists banded together to protest the Northern Gateway project—proposed by Enbridge and its international partners—by taking up paintbrushes and carving tools to create works depicting the fragility of our western coastline. Cameron Dennison captures this inspiring act of social and artistic protest.