OTN community collaboration story becomes official selection of 2018 Maine Outdoor Film Festival and 2018 Wildlife and Conservation Film Festival


OTNmade documentary, The Bramber Weir: Community Collaborations, was announced this week as an official selection of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival.

Synopsis: Darren Porter’s fishing weir sits on the idyllic Minas Basin, a pristine slice of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy that lends itself to First Nations legend, iconic amethyst shores and a sought-after hikers paradise. Tidal turbines and other human developments threaten the marine ecology of Minas Basin, trends Darren has observed for years as a commercial fisher and which impact his livelihood at the weir and that of the community. This short film documents Darren’s mission to incorporate his own knowledge of the Minas Basin, including traditional (First Nations) knowledge, with that of academic-led western science as well as the success of such community-level collaboration to address resource management issues by those who understand it best – the people that live there.

Maine Outdoor Film Festival (Screening: 9/9/2018 )
Wildlife and Conservation Film Festival (Screening: 20/10/2018)

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