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Canol Doc Project
A brief synopsis:
The Canol Doc Project captures the history of a wild place and wilder industrial ambitions - the construction of the Canol Pipeline in 1943 - narrated by five women pedal-powering themselves 600km through the Mackenzie Mountains. The goal is to document the history of the pipeline and to gain perspective on the how the land, and human relationship with the land, has changed over time. Hannah, Rohanna, Gabi, Caitlin and Sinead will ride through some of Canada’s most remote and rugged wilderness in the Yukon and North West Territories. We will have cameras in hand - a Super 16 digital film camera, a DSLR, a few GoPros, and our gutteral laughs. As we go, we’ll reflect upon the vast landscape, home to natural resource extraction projects that so many rely on yet so few of us see. We will weave our journey together with tales from trail builders and historical traverses to explore how the pipeline scar can present opportunities that foster more sustainable and more intimate relationships with the North. We are hoping that what makes it so eye-opening is the fact that we will be gathering truths on-the-ground, situating the abandoned machinery and archival documents, sensing the topography, hydrology and local flora and fauna, all the while engaging in conscientious reflection.