Join the Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films for a special, one night only screening of Stand, a local documentary that took Grand Prize at the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films earlier this year, was Movie of the Year at SUP Magazine and was officially selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Director Nic Teichrob will give a presentation of images and stories not seen in the documentary and will be answering questions from the audience. Norm Hann, featured in the film, will also be available for Q & A at the end of the screening. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Through b4apres Media’s unique style of mashing adventure with real world issues, Stand will take you into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet―the Great Bear. Hung on the skeleton of a good ol’ fashioned adventure undertaken by a group of surfers, the potential effects of introducing super tankers to these pristine waters will be articulated. As the crew moves through this remote region under their own power, the landscape will be unfurled one paddle stroke at a time and punctuated by the faces and fears of the Gitga’at First Nation people who call this garden of Eden their home. Not just an efficient mode of transport, a stand up paddleboard expedition along the proposed tanker route will be symbolic of “standing up” to preserve this last bastion of rainforest. Captured in cinematic High Definition, the film will bring the Enbridge Pipeline debate into the the collective consciousness in a way that will have you fishing in your basement for that old fluorescent wetsuit.
Nicolas Teichrob currently resides on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, although he spends his time chasing waves, powder, and trails around the world. As an artist, Nic draws his inspiration from the natural world and the beautiful moments in time that are everywhere. His images have been published in many international ski, bike, and surf magazines displaying his ability to create unique imagery in various environments. Nicolas is also a professional geoscientist and co-founder of Dendrite Studios, a multi-award winning film production company focusing on outdoor adventure.
Norm Hann is a professional guide, teacher and coach who has been leading and guiding guests on adventures for 10 years. Norm grew up on the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario and came out west to pursue his passion for living a life outdoors. He got his start developing the adventure program at the prestigious King Pacific Lodge on the north coast of BC. It was there that he honed his guiding skills taking people sea kayaking, hiking, wildlife viewing and salmon fishing in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. He has also worked closely with the youth in the First Nations community of Hartley Bay coaching basketball and leading outdoor education programs. He is an adopted member of the Raven clan. Norm spends a lot of his time on the coast of BC leading trips, salmon fishing and planning expeditions. He is based in the Adventure Capital of Canada, Squamish, BC and spends his free time surfing, stand up paddleboarding, mountain climbing, adventure racing and drinking coffee at the Brackendale Bean. Norm looks forward to connecting his excitement and passions to the goals and aspirations of those he is privileged enough to lead.
Monday, December 16, 2013
7 - 9 p.m.
doors open at 6:30 p.m.