SPOIL-a film by the iLCP & EP FILMS
Directed By: Trip Jennings
'Best Environmental Film' - Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Multi Award Winning Film in 2011
'Best film - mountain environment' - Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
'Best Environmental Preservation Feature' - The Artivist Film Festival
'Best Human Interest' - Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
'Best Environmental Film', 'Best Photography' & Merit Award for Musical Selection - CINE International Film Festival
This film is one of the outcomes for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE.
The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by Enbridge Inc. to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The tar sands in northern Alberta are arguably one of the world’s most environmentally-devastating extractive industries and the proposed pipeline would put one of our planet’s most ecologically-sensitive and intact marine ecosystems at risk for a catastrophic oil spill through increased mega tanker traffic.
The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.