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
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
News, Documentary, Short, Family
Tess Girard, Ryan Noth, Ryan Noth
Kersh Theva, Tess Girard, Tess Girard, Ryan Noth, Ryan Noth
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about news «The Road to Webequie» (16)

Raymond avatar

Such a great story all throughout!

Jose L. avatar
Jose L.

This movie is News the way it was meant to be: intelligent, thought-provoking, and exciting.

Keith Hunter avatar
Keith Hunter

I think it was pretty original and polished with regards to the writing and I really enjoyed it! Spectacular! It was a good movie.

Rebecca Gibson avatar
Rebecca Gibson

This movie definitely catches your attention. The Screenplay Written masterfully by Ryan Noth, is innovative & nail-biting.

Robert avatar

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Richard Douglas avatar
Richard Douglas

Excellent, loved it!!!

Kimberly avatar

Very well written, balanced, and just an amazing film.

Emma R. avatar
Emma R.

Amazing movie and I can't wait to see what the sequel(s) will provide for us.

Diane C. avatar
Diane C.

Simply amazing! Great film.

Brenda C. avatar
Brenda C.

Great feel good movie.

Sandra Bates avatar
Sandra Bates

I couldn't see anything else until it was over, it was that kind of a movie. Great job to the actors & to the one who wrote that script!