The Road to Webequie

In the remote island home to Webequie First Nation, a nearby mining development poses new hopes and threats for the local community. Bringing cheaper access to electricity and food, as well as job opportunities for this fly-in community, the mine is making big promises. However, many in town have suffered through years of neglect that has led to poverty and substance abuse, and now recognize the need to return to the foundation of their life on the land. Youth and elders worry that if not handled properly, the mine may bring only short-term solutions, like money and drugs, causing more harm than good. Visiting in both the winter and spring, the film follows the journey of 7-year old Kenisha, and 17-year old Sharmaine and Brennan, students facing difficult and different career choices. With only a seasonal ice road connecting the town 500km to Thunder Bay in the south, many local children move there for education or simply big city life. Something keeps bringing them back to Webequie, though, fighting for the right to call this place home, and make a life there.

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Running Time
19 minutes
Genres
News, Documentary, Short, Family
Director
Tess Girard, Ryan Noth, Ryan Noth
Writer
Kersh Theva, Tess Girard, Tess Girard, Ryan Noth, Ryan Noth
Country
Canada
Year
2017
Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about news «The Road to Webequie» (15)

Carol Salazar avatar
Carol Salazar

Special gratitude to Ryan Noth for crafting the Masterpiece out of a great character. I fell in love with the flick!

Jose Jensen avatar
Jose Jensen

A truly brilliant story, filmed in a truly brilliant fashion with truly brilliant acting by esp.

Deborah avatar
Deborah

I don't often see a modern film that I thoroughly enjoy, but this is one of the exceptions. From the start, you are immersed in the movie.

Doris M. avatar
Doris M.

Here's a fine example of a film that may makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Ryan Noth extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks.

Cheryl F. avatar
Cheryl F.

The story is fascinating; the acting was excellent & the cinematography was incredible. recommended!

Andrew Robertson avatar
Andrew Robertson

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Emily avatar
Emily

It’s amazing! If you haven't seen it or if you have seen it but don't own it, get it!

Ralph Y. avatar
Ralph Y.

All around very good movie

Barbara avatar
Barbara

I love the scenery and the story. Perfect movie.

Joe Watkins avatar
Joe Watkins

This was a really great film. I was hesitant to see it because the leading role but I am glad I did.

Ashley Walters avatar
Ashley Walters

I don't have enough words to say about this movie. It is perfect i love movies and this movie has everything to be a great. The story is very nice, the acting is cool and everything else is awesome. I waited so long for a movie like this.