2013 Festival
44 min.
Filmmakers:  Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob .
Mashing adventure with real world issues, STAND will take you into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet—the Great Bear in British Columbia, Canada.  Hung on the skeleton of a good ol’ fashioned adventure undertaken by a group of surfers, the potential effects of introducing super tankers to these pristine waters will be articulated. Featuring Norm Hann’s 350km standup paddleboard (SUP) expedition through the mystical archepelago of Haida Gwaii, a class of Heiltsuk students building their own SUP boards from locally sourced red cedar and the powerful surfing and connection to the West Coast of Raph Bruhwiler, the landscape and people of the coast will be illuminated.