It’s no exaggeration to say that the film Monkey Beach, which was shot in Kitimat and Kitamaat Village, has caused a bit of a sensation in BC. The movie sold out 17 screenings in Terrace, and when it premiered on opening night of the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Vancouver Sun called it “stunning.”
The film is based on a novel by Haisla author, Eden Robinson. Reviewer Thomas King describes Robinson’s tale as “a vivid contemporary landscape that draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power.”
Want to know more about this film and its portrayal of Haisla culture and supernatural traditions? Check out this in-depth interview between the film’s director Loretta Sarah Todd and First Nations Canadian arts journalist Jesse Wente.
It’s long but filled with fascinating stuff. Watch the interview here.