Fractured Land


“…the film is powerful; a skillful study in landscape as well as character.” – The Globe and Mail

“Fractured Land thus becomes something of a hybrid itself. On the one hand it’s a straight-up environmental doc, calling viewers to action on oil-drilling issues: “The land doesn’t have 1,000 years for us to get it right,” says Behn. But it is also a portrait of an activist and Native rights leader in the making, navigating the straits between tradition and modernity. What’s amazing is that it succeeds so well on both levels, in a mere 80 minutes.” – National Post


Fractured Land is a coming of age story about a young Aboriginal leader and lawyer, Caleb Behn. His territory is at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth. The film follows Caleb as he tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of law with ancient wisdom. As founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, ‘Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.’ But first, Caleb must find peace within himself, and reconcile the fractures within his own heart. Fractured Land provides a powerful Indigenous point of view, about the true complexities of hydrocarbon development, the significance of trust, and the power of vulnerability.

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