Line In The Sand by Tomas Borsa and Jean-Philippe Marquis (2015)

Line In The Sand by Tomas Borsa and Jean-Philippe Marquis (2015)

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Line In The Sand
Artist: Tomas Borsa and Philippe Borsa
Music: Kerry Chambers
Year: 2015
Duration: 80:00
Country: Vancouver, BC

Filmed over the course of two years, Line In The Sand is a feature-length documentary which examines the political context precipitating the approval of the Northern Gateway. Highlighting the imminence and uncertainty felt at the local level, Line In The Sand lays bare the visceral connection felt by those who call the land home, their struggles to be heard, and the lengths to which many are willing to go to protect their sense of place and identity. The film contains interviews with a wide range of enigmatic, powerful characters from Alberta to Haida Gwaii, including educators, farmers, and Indigenous knowledge keepers.

Director Biographies:
Tomas Borsa
(left) is a Vancouver-based journalist, photographer, and multimedia artist. His past works have been published by Vice, Global Politics magazine,, and many others. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where he studied Psychology and Political Studies.

Jean-Philippe Marquis (right) is a Vancouver-based journalist, photographer, and ethnographic film- maker, who has produced films in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Palestine, and many others. He is the former program director of the Quebec International Ethnographic Film Festival, and holds a degree in journalism from Concordia University and a degree in anthropology from Université de Montréal.

Tomas and Jean-Philippe on their road trip along the proposed pipeline route.


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