The Skeena Wild Youth Film Camp started Monday and finished up yesterday. The camp was for youths ages 14-18 to learn how to use different cameras and video cameras, how to use different editing software, the use of different types of lighting, along other topics.
The youth were to choose three topics on which they would make a film for each. The topics which they chose were pipelines, keeping the land pure and local food issues. Each of these topics was then made into a movie. The titles are Leaky Dream; Our Land, Our People; & Carbon Food Print respectively.
As a part of Leaky Dream, on the final day the students chose to put on a quick protest demonstration in front of the Enbridge office in Terrace. The kids were all nervous but then found out that the office was closed and nobody inside. They put on their one minute protest and then went back to finish up the film.
These films will be on Youtube, as well as put into various film festivals such as the Skeena Wild Film Festival this fall.
The youths all believed that the majority of the population in our area is against the pipeline and they believed that their input should be heard also.
"Our hope is that the youth gain media production skills, gain a deeper understanding of the issues they care about, and learn how to engage their community using traditional and non traditional distribution outlets," said Mark Vonesch, Reel Youth director. You can find out more about Reel Youth and their programs ON THEIR WEBSITE
Youth protesting Enbridge Pipeline.