Finding Solitude

An environmental film about saving Vancouver Island's alpine, glaciers, and forests.

About

Finding Solitude is an environmental film about saving the alpine, glaciers, and forests on Vancouver Island. Through interviews with scientific, environmental and indigenous cultural leaders the film explores the importance of alpine, glacier, and forest eco-systems. It also examines the current state of the region, and the critically important steps to obtain a sustainable future.

Full film released Nov 16, 2019 and on tour. Online release slated for late 2020.

Unique Perspectives

Finding Solitude includes a variety of different perspectives through the interviews of a diverse group of individuals.

The traditional outlooks, spiritual connections, and land use principals of the Ahousaht, Tla-O-Qui-Aht, and K'omoks people will be discussed, in addition to the cultural history of maintaining healthy territories and what practices will need to be adopted or revitalized in order to ensure the Island's land is preserved for future generations.​

Southern BC's rapidly disappearing glaciers and the actions necessary to preserve what remains are explained by SFU Glaciologist Gwenn Flowers.

Sustainable Land use practices and visions for the future will be explored with The Nature Conservancy's Emerald Edge Initiative.

THE DIRECTORS

Jaiden George

Lead Writer Director Producer Project Coordinator
Photographer

Jaiden is an outdoor photographer from Tofino, BC. A future Hereditary Chief, he hopes to continue the tradition of storytelling in a contemporary form with the accumulative narrative goal of conservation - respectfully representing spaces off the beaten path, often at risk, that would otherwise go unrepresented.

Jaiden is in his second year at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, working towards achieving a BFA in Photography.

Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg

Cinematographer Co-Writer Director Producer Post Production

Tristan is a producer and filmmaker at Old Growth Media from Ucluelet, BC. His work revolves around conservation, sustainability, and documenting the raw beauty of remote locations and landscapes. His hopes are to share to his own generation and future generations the beauty of remote locations and also the immense destruction occurring around those locations, putting in perspective what needs to be protected on a global scale.

Tristan is currently in his final years at High School. He is currently working towards attending post secondary for a BFA in Film.

www.oldgrowthmedia.com

UPCOMING
SCREENINGS

All events postponed for COVID-19 until further notice

04/04/2020 12:30PM
at Science World
Elements Environmental Film Festival
Postponed for COVID-19 until further notice
29/03/2020 12:30PM
at Patagonia, Victoria
Patagonia Victoria Screening
Postponed for COVID-19 until further notice
27/03/2020 
at SFU Harbour Hall
Skoden Indigenous Film Festival
Postponed for COVID-19 until further notice
14/03/2020 11:30PM
at the Providence Farm
World Community Film Festival
Postponed for COVID-19 until further notice
Online Screenings
Online screening will be available in late 2020, please click 'contact us' and leave your name, email address, and subject as 'online release' to be notified.

past
SCREENINGS

29/02/2020 7:00PM
at Okanagan College
World Community Film Festival Kelowna Screening
Join the World Community Film Festimval at the Okanagan College in Kelowna for a screening of Finding Solitude. Admission is free by donation to the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society.
29/02/2020 6:15PM
at Locavore Bar & Grill
Howe Sound Outdoor Ed Screening
Join us at the Locavore Bar & Grill in Squamish, BC for a screening of Finding Solitude with proceeds being split towards funding the Howes Sound Secondary's Outdoor Ed Program and the Nature Conservancy's Emerald Edge Initiative.
01/02/2020 8:00PM
at Sid Williams Theatre
World Community Film Festival Screening
Join us for a screening of Finding Solitude as part of the 2020 World Community Film Festival!
23/11/2019 8:00PM
at Tofino Legion (VIMFF)
Finding Solitude Screening with Clayoquot Action
Thanks you everyone for coming out and joining us at the screening of Finding Solitude with Clayoquot Action as part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
17/11/2019 6:00PM
at Ucluelet Community Center
Finding Solitude Screening with Surfer Youth Club
Thanks you everyone for coming out and joining us at the screening of Finding Solitude. We proudly raised over $800 for Ucluelet Secondary's Surfrider Youth Club (the only Surfrider Youth Club in Canada!)
16/11/2019 7:00PM
at Clayoquot Sound Theater
Finding Solitude Screening at the Clayoquot Sound Theater
We cannot express our gratitude enough for the support at the official premiere of Finding Solitude in Tofino, BC! It was a night to remember and we can't wait to see what the future holds. Thank you everybody involved in the production and setup of this evening.

OUR SPONSORS

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