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EcoSociety Screens The Radicals in Nelson, Rossland

West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to present The Radicals, a film by Beyond Boarding, in Nelson (Wednesday) February 6th at 7 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, and in Rossland (Thursday) February 7th at 7 p.m. at the Miners’ Hall.

Extreme sport meets indigenous activism in this provocative film that explores our collective responsibility to the lands on which we recreate.

“The Kootenays has a reputation for the activism and athleticism of the locals,” said Erin Thompson, Community Engagement Coordinator at the West Kootenay EcoSociety. “The Radicals shows what it means to merge the two identities in a way that I think a lot of people will be able to relate to.”

The movie follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift away from their respective sports into the world of frontline activism in a journey along the West Coast of Canada. Honouring the stewards of this land since time immemorial, they join land defenders fighting for the protection of their traditional territories, including all its living inhabitants.

According to Tamo Campos, film director and grandson of famed environmentalist David Suzuki, “The Radicals takes its audience beyond the slopes and beaches and challenges outdoor sports enthusiasts to reflect on their relationship to the land.”

An official selection of the Banff Mountain Film Festival (2018), the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (2018), Whistler Film Festival (2018), and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (2019), The Radicals is an adventure worth witnessing.

Tickets are $15 general admission, available at the Civic Theatre or civictheatre.ca for the screening in Nelson, and at ecosociety.ca or Out of the Cellar for the showing in Rossland.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region.