From reoccupation camps to the heart of the rugged Coast Range in British Columbia, How to Stop a Pipeline explores First Nations and local community resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. A multi-billion dollar pipeline designed to pump heavy crude oil from the tar sands to the Great Bear Rainforest, the Northern Gateway was supported by the Canadian government and the most powerful industry in the world. Against all odds, a handful of small communities have effectively stalled the project in its tracks. The storytellers traverse 100 miles of the proposed pipeline to better understand the land that would be impacted. Much more than just an environmental story, the film illustrates the First Nation’s fight for their ancestral land rights, self governance and social justice. Their commitment and fortitude vividly portrays How to Stop a Pipeline.

Directed by Kip Pastor.


How To Stop A Pipeline

2016 CA, US 28 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Energy & Resources, Environmental Advocacy and Justice