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Changing Course- Capitol Season

November 15, 2023, 7:30 pm


Changing Course- Capitol Season

Tickets: $10

This 60-minute documentary by producer Jon O’Riordan features stunning footage by Nelson-based filmmaker Bohdan Doval showcasing the significance of water, salmon, and culture tied to British Columbia’s Columbia River. Featuring interviews with First Nation and community leaders, it highlights the river’s historic importance and how major dams for flood control and hydropower impacted it dramatically. As climate change affects the river, reconnecting it with nature through the Columbia River Treaty renegotiation between Canada and the United States is crucial to revitalizing its ecosystem health.

Post-Screening Panel Discussion –
Shaped by the River

There will be a discussion following the screening with panelists Eileen Delehanty Pearkes (Historian, researcher and author of The Geography of Memory and A River Captured), Jan Inglis (independent educator, scholar, and practitioner who has written and presented widely on systemic change and public engagement especially related to climate change), Greg Utzig (conservation ecologist and land use planning consultant), and Herb Alex (Senior Sinixt Policy Analyst,). This conversation will focus on the themes in the film to engage the community to discuss how we are shaped by the earth around us – living beyond just political boundaries but within  the Columbia River Watershed – impacted by the past, and impacting the present and future quality of life in this place we call home. 

This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Prestige Lakeside Resorts, The Bridge FM, Yum Son Night Owl Hospitality, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Star and Hall Printing and our funders the BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Nelson and the Province of British Columbia.

Performance venue:

The Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: (250) 352-6363

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November 15, 2023
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