Awakening the Skeena

Andrew Eddy | 2010 | 80 min.

2011 Official Selection

At the intersection of three of the last wild rivers of North America, in an area known as the Sacred Headwaters, a battle is underway to halt proposals for coal bed methane that threaten this fragile ecosystem and a way of life. Local resident, and chef, Ali Howard, embarks on a 26 day mission to swim the entire 610 km length of the Skeena River. From the birthplace of the river, past First Nations communities and eventually joining with the Pacific Ocean her remarkable journey is an inspiring story of one person’s efforts to rally the people of the Skeena watershed to stand up for the river and their future.