FRACTURED LAND

Directed by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis

Saturday, January 30, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Canada | 2015 | 78 min.

Caleb Behn is a young Dene lawyer destined to become one of this generation’s great leaders by blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. As 350.org founder Bill McKibben puts it, “Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.”

Caleb sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is a top executive for the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicentre of some of the largest fracking operations on Earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory?

This film follows Caleb for four years, distilling hundreds of hours of footage of his development, through law school, sharing knowledge with other Indigenous peoples, speaking to larger and larger audiences, dealing with deep community divisions and building a movement.

Will Caleb find a way to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him?

Best Canadian Audience Choice Award, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015; Best BC Film, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2015; Top 10 Audience Award, Hot Docs, 2015

Sponsored by Baagwating Community Association; Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough; Kawartha World Issues Centre; Linda and Alan Slavin; Peterborough-Kawartha Federal NDP; TRACKS Youth Program; Unitarian Fellowship Peterborough