Rockies Repeat is an intimate story of transformation in the confluence of creativity, culture, and conservation. The film and supporting digital storytelling trace the journey of the artists, as they travel from their studios into the Rocky Mountains to bear witness to disappearing glaciers in a shifting climate.
Honouring Indigenous history and culture is a foundational component to the project. Wherever possible, we will use traditional place names, recognize traditional territories, and will reframe colonial legacies that excluded Indigenous Peoples from the land and our cultural narratives.
Layering present on past to build a new future is a guiding philosophy we will apply to all aspects of the film. We will be using vintage cinema prime lenses, shot on a cinema camera in 4K wideframe format to document the artists in action. Vibrant images of their journey will juxtapose grainy archival footage of ancient glaciers and original photos and artwork of the artists that came before them.
Rich textures from the backcountry blend with field interviews with cultural knowledge keepers, historians, conservationists, and climate change researchers who provide context about how this place and our relationship with it has changed in a century, and what lies ahead for the next generation of artists in the Rockies.
We recognize with gratitude that Rockies Repeat is filmed on the traditional territories of the Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc First Nations, Treaty 6, 7 and 8 Nations, and Regions 3 and 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.