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Yintah film image; woman resists police


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Yintah — land — is at issue in this fierce front line documentary about the defiant resistance of the Witsuwit’en nation to the Coastal Gaslink pipeline over the course of a decade. It’s a film of recurring stand-offs, blockades upon blockades; grim determination and considerable reserves of courage on the part of the protestors, whose tactics range from politely asking trespassers to leave to requisitioning heavy equipment, their non-compliance forestalling the slow but implacable encroachment of the oil industry and its enforcers and enablers on the other side. The fault lines in this dispute cut to the very core of this country; not incidentally, the film also serves as an eloquent reminder of the humbling natural beauty of the land itself.

Righteous… enrapturing… Yintah vigorously paints a resiliency that will never surrender.

Robert Daniels,

Yintah is a film of historical importance and a testimony for generations to come.

Special Jury citation, DOXA


Jennifer Wickham, Brenda Michell & Michael Toledano

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Hot Docs Rogers Audience Award; Special Jury Mention, DOXA

125 min

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Michael Toledano


Ryan Mullins

Original Music

Olivier Alary

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