Rockies Repeat is a human-powered creative journey where culture meets conservation and the past and present intersect.
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 is a creative philosophy we will apply to all aspects of the film. We are using vintage cinema prime lenses shot on a cinema camera in 4K wide frame format. Vibrant images of the artists juxtapose archival footage and original photos and artwork of the artists and ancestors that came before them.
Rich textures from the mountains will interlace interviews with knowledge keepers, historians, and climate change research who provide context about how these mountains -- and the way we see them -- have changed in a century, and what lies ahead for the next generation of artists in the Rockies.