// Chasing beauty in a changing landscape //

Pre-production // Summer 2020

Production // Summer 2021

Wrap // November 2021

Estimated Run Time // 15 mins

For over 10,000 years, the Rocky Mountains have offered home, refuge, and sustenance to Indigenous Peoples. The peaks and wide valleys have seeped in stories since time immemorial within the traditional territories of Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc First Nations, Treaty 6, 7 and 8 Nations, and Regions 3 and 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta. 

 

The Rockies also inspired generations of artists, travelers, and adventurers and now support communities of millions of people who depend on the health of the mountains.

// But the future of the Rockies is in peril //

A collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists is venturing into the mountains to reinterpret iconic landscape paintings created by female artists a century ago. By retracing these steps, they bear witness to the effects of climate change while grappling with the legacy of early landscape paintings that portrayed mountain landscapes as “pristine wilderness” while excluding millenia of Indigenous relations with the land.

 

As they venture into a shifting land of story and changing climate, what will they find -- and how will they be shaped by the journey?