Film Receives International Film Festival Award

May 22 2018 - Thunder Bay

Guardians of Eternity, a film produced by Dr. Ronald Harpelle, directed by France Benoit, and shot Kelly Saxberg, has been awarded a "Golden Palm Award” in the Environmental Competition of the 2018 Mexico International Film Festival. The film was a primary Knowledge Mobilization component of an SSHRC Partnership Development Grant that examined the history and legacy of arsenic contamination at Giant Mine in Yellowknife.

The Toxic Legacies project is a partnership among researchers at Memorial University (John Sandlos and Arn Keeling) and Lakehead University (Ronald Harpelle), along with the Goyatiko Language Society, a Yellowknives Dene First Nation organization dedicated to the preservation of the Weledeh language, and Alternatives North, an environmental and social justice coalition in Yellowknife that conducts public interest research.

The film is available in English, French and Spanish. To view the film and find more information about the Toxic Legacies project, visit