When the Tide Goes Out

Eliot Galán, Hillary Hyland | 2019 | 32 min.

2020 Official Selection

Following thousands of years of sustainable stewardship by the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, encroaching industry and development polluted their traditional territory surrounding Vancouver to the point that food harvesting had to be banned in 1972. Today, over 45 years later, the Tsleil-Waututh have restored some specific habitats within their territory to safe levels for clam harvesting, both as a means for environmental justice and for the reclamation and rejuvenation of their culture.

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