The Island Business

How a Natural Gas Project Can Change Communities

Between 2012 and 2017, an industrial project was being planned in the Northwest of British Columbia, Canada. Lelu Island, the chosen location for Pacific NorthWest LNG , is an ecological bottleneck for the second largest salmon bearing river in Canada. The First Nations of the Skeena River fear the loss of the salmon, which is part of their food and culture. However, they also hope to decrease poverty in their communities through cooperation. In the form of an interview-based documentary, the impacts of the LNG project on the First Nations of the Skeena River are investigated. The 5 years of consultation have changed the First Nations, leaving them divided. The film explores the social impacts of an industrial project that never happened.

Director(s): Florian Rudolph
Script: Florian Rudolph
Production: Florian Rudolph
Music: Barnaby Hall
Actors: Jonathan Moore, Yvonne Lattie, Henry Clifton, Greg Knox, Gordon Sebastian, Joe Bevan, Gordon Christie, Pattie Dudoward
Year: 2017
Duration: 14 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Country of origin: Switzerland
Shooting Locations: Canada
Screening rights: Florian Rudolph ()
  • This film can be watched for free at the top.
  • This film may be shown free of charge for non-profit purposes.


Main topic(s): Energy
Secondary topics: fossil fuel infrastructure courage
Mentions: fish ocean first nations salmon British Columbia Skeena LNG project Flora Bank Lelu Island Petronas gas
Topic Page(s): Energy

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