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)

Christina Wright avatar
Christina Wright

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Lisa avatar
Lisa

loved it wow what a work

Richard P. avatar
Richard P.

Entertaining offered a nice evening

Wayne J. avatar
Wayne J.

Well thought out News and story line. I'll watch it again.

Debra avatar
Debra

This is an excellent movie

Diana avatar
Diana

This movie is a gem screenplay, direction, music, acting in every department it scores 10 on 10.

William C. avatar
William C.

Exciting and a great movie.

Edward B. avatar
Edward B.

I really loved this movie i think it is definitely worth the money and time in my opinion

Kathryn N. avatar
Kathryn N.

This is my favorite movie. It’s awesome and stunning.