Guardians of Eternity is a film produced as part of the Toxic Legacies Project and deals with the issue of how we communicate to future generations the danger of the 237,000 tomes of arsenic trioxide that is buried in the Giant Mine in Yellow Knife where it has to be frozen in perpetuity. It will be toxic forever, it is water soluble (the mine is on Great Slave Lake) and there is enough there to kill everyone on the planet. The film has been made in partnership with the Yellowknife Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and they are the focus of the film.
Members of the Department of History played key roles in its production. Ronald Harpelle is the film's Executive Producer and Kelly Saxberg is the Director of Photography and a Producer. Alumnus Gabriel Harpelle is the Editor. The film's production was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Guardians of Eternity's award-winning trailer can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/35522130
The screening will be at the Finnish Labour Temple on Bay Street on 10 December at 7 pm.
It is an event brought to you through a partnership between the Department of History, RESRG, and the Bay Street Film Festival’s Docs on Bay.
Cost is $8 or pay what you can.
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