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)

Jeffrey L. avatar
Jeffrey L.

It is not an "entertaining" movie. It is a creation of a Masterpiece.

Eric avatar
Eric

This is the best Short movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

Helen B. avatar
Helen B.

Great! Great movie!

Lauren G. avatar
Lauren G.

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

Betty avatar
Betty

Somewhat predictable, but great entertainment nonetheless.

Philip K. avatar
Philip K.

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!

Johnny White avatar
Johnny White

I just finished the movie today and I must say that this is by far one of the most artistic and beautiful movies I have seen in years!

Kimberly avatar
Kimberly

One of the best movies I have ever seen. Written well, directed well and told well. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Maria Phillips avatar
Maria Phillips

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

Such a great film

Denise P. avatar
Denise P.

This one movie that I would buy to keep in my collection. Enjoy.. It's a great movie

Arthur avatar
Arthur

Can't wait to watch the film again to digest it better. Would lose if watched on DVD, without any doubt a film to be enjoyed on the big screen!