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.

Running Time
19 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
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
Audio 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» (16)

Melissa R. avatar
Melissa R.

So, what makes this film different? It's smart, focused, and suspenseful.

Tyler avatar
Tyler

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.

Kyle W. avatar
Kyle W.

An absolute must see for everyone, and I'm positive that I’ll never see another movie better than this, and this will stay at #1 on my list forever.

Joan T. avatar
Joan T.

This movie was just really good, there's no other way to put it.

Emily Shaw avatar
Emily Shaw

OMG Wow well what a film officially my new favorite film, which has surpassed other. This film have everything you want out of a News movie.

Kathy avatar
Kathy

It was AWESOME!!!! This movie moves at an almost breathtaking pace, with enough action to satisfy all. The passion of the characters was captured magnificently by the cast.

Adam Russell avatar
Adam Russell

Super cool Family, fun time at the flicks!

Maria B. avatar
Maria B.

The best thing about Tess Girard movies: I know what to expect and I get what I expected. And He DID IT again!

Henry avatar
Henry

Flawless, perfect or anything else that tells this is a freakin good movie!