Groundswell Trailer | Patagonia Surf British Columbia ' Rain Coast Conservation Society

Set sail with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Patagonia and Woodshed Films for an exploratory surf trip along British Columbia’s unspoiled west coast. While searching for waves, the crew documents what would be threatened if the Northern Gateway tar sands oil pipeline is built. 

Film maker Chris Malloy wants you to see what’s at stake in British Columbia where yet another pipeline project is being proposed to carry tar-sands sourced oil to tanker ports.

It chronicles not only a world-class surfing adventure, but provides a cerebral and compelling examination of an issue that embodies many aspects of today’s environmental challenges: our energy future, geopolitics, aboriginal rights and title, and more.

Groundswell will screen with another short documentary, Raincoast’s Reflections: Art for an Oil-Free Coast that opened at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival.

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