In honour of the 100 year anniversary of Parks Canada (which, by the way, was the First National Parks Service in the World! Another reason we’re proud to be Canadian!) 13 short films have been created to capture Canada’s beauty and sound. Altogether 52 of Canada’s best musicians and filmmakers coast to coast worked on this project with each short film consisting of one film maker, three artists and one National Park. The creative quartets then spent 5 days in the parks exploring the sights, sounds of nature, collaborating on the music and images. The National Parks Project spans across Canada including each Province and Territory. A memorizing, breathtaking, and inspiring way to see the country we are lucky enough to call home.
Maria’s friend, Scott Smith, along with singer-songwriters Sarah Harmer, Bry Webb and Jim Guthrie were gifted the opportunity to capture the breathtaking beauty of Gwaii Haanas – National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.
After an initial sold-out screening at the Vancity Theatre, these films will be shown again as part of DOXA Docuentary Film Festival this Sunday, May 15 at the Pacific Cinematheque at 4 pm. An afternoon event not to be missed and the only time we are able see these beauties on the big screen!
For more info, please visit http://nationalparksproject.ca for all the info and bio’s. The films will be available online as of May 19, 2011.