Join us for a free screening of The Peel Project!
The Peel Project follows six Canadian artists as they paddle into the arctic to create, learn and grow through disconnecting and reconnecting in the wild. The film encapsulates much of what we aspire to create on Project Canoe trips in Algonquin Park; it is a raw glimpse into life on a canoe trip as they overcome challenges, bask in the beauty that is the Canadian wilderness, and learn about their individual and collective capabilities.
The film also advocates for the protection of wild spaces that we hold near and dear to our hearts, as the Peel River Watershed is one of the last undeveloped watersheds in Canada. The area has been the subject of a five-year legal battle between the government and local First Nations and environmental groups fighting for the protection of the land and culture in the wake of mining and oil exploration. The Peel Project blends art, science and storytelling to connect audiences to the Peel River Watershed in lieu of this fight for environmental justice.
Runtime: 68 minutes