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)

Bobby Walsh avatar
Bobby Walsh

I like Ryan Noth cinematic incarnation of the character so much! Highly recommended this movie!

Stephanie W. avatar
Stephanie W.

Engaging From the First Moment to The Very Last, But Blink-and You'll Miss It !

Heather Robertson avatar
Heather Robertson

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.

Melissa Davis avatar
Melissa Davis

Our whole family loved it.

Janet avatar
Janet

Highly enjoyed this movie! Would recommend to everyone.

Jonathan avatar
Jonathan

I have seen this one twice. Well worth watching.

Marie Webb avatar
Marie Webb

Tess Girard is fantastic. Real suspense and intriguing believable story! The movie forced us to use our minds and to immerse ourselves.

Johnny Robinson avatar
Johnny Robinson

I smiled I bawled, I loved it.

Jacob avatar
Jacob

Enjoyable story and well acted

Ruth avatar
Ruth

It kept you going I couldn't putt it on hold to get my coffee.