More animation to fight Enbridge

  • Apr. 23, 2014 8:00 a.m.

A group of island artists and activists is raising money to create a third in a series of stop-motion animated videos that oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and tanker traffic.Haidawood is an inter-cultural collaboration headed by Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, and Dr. Ken Leslie that makes stop-motion animation reflecting the culture, language, and spirit of Haida Gwaii.”We are making Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters in response to the December 2013 decision by the Joint Review Panel to recommend approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline with 209 conditions, despite overwhelming opposition from the people who spoke at the hearings,” the group said on its fundraising campaign website, “Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s federal cabinet is expected to approve the project this summer. Haida Raid 3 sends a message that people on the coast are united against pipelines and oil tankers.”The group hopes to raise $15,555 to cover production costs filming in Masset this month and next month. It is using crowd funding website indiegogo.com to raise awareness and money, with compensation to donors ranging from stickers and DVDs to hand-craved pendants or a personal puppet cameo in the film. “Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters will allow us to make a politically relevant and funny satirical video that helps people around the world understand what is happening in Canada,” the site said, “The Federal government is expected to officially endorse Northern Gateway this summer. We plan to launch Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters as a call for unity against the Northern Gateway pipeline and the introduction of tanker traffic on the northwest coast.”Those with time to donate during April or May can stop by the Haidawood studio in Masset and assist by building sets and moving puppets.To learn more about the project or to donate to Haidawood, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/haida-raid-3-save-our-waters.

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