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    Well-Groomed and Powerful, "Groundswell" is Headed Your Way

    by Chris Darimont, Raincoast Conservation Foundation



    Groundswell – a new film by Chris Malloy of Patagonia, Farm League Productions, and Woodshed Films in conjunction with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation – is setting out out on tour. It's a small film about making a big stand. 

    Groundswell features world-class surfing of Patagonia’s Trevor Gordon, Dan Malloy and Chris Malloy. Canadian phenomenon Peter Devries also joins Raincoast aboard their 70-foot sailboat to discover what the remote coast of British Columbia, Canada, has to offer – and why it must be protected. Together with local indigenous leaders, this group gives voice to a coast in peril from a proposed Tar Sands pipeline and associated oil tanker traffic.

    Take_action_largeUpdate 2: The full-length version of Groundswell is now available at The Surf Network. Profits from the sale of this film are being donated to Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

    Update:
    The tour is almost over (photos after the jump) but you can still be a part of this amazing project. Take Action through the Raincoast website and add your voice to the Groundswell of opposition against oil tanker traffic on the Great Bear Sea. We hope to have news on a digital viewing option from The Surf Network soon.
     

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    [Dan Malloy gets ready to jump ship. Photo: Jeremy Koreski]


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    [Should one of the proposed oil tankers run aground along this pristine coastline, it would be a disaster for the environment. Photo: Dean Azim]


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    [The lone goofy footer on the boat, director Chris Malloy had to step away from the camera to sample this left. Photo: Dean Azim]


    On October 28, the Groundswell world premiere will take place in Bella Bella, BC, to pay our respects to the Heitsuk Nation who hosted the filming. Between 01 and 17 November we’ll tour the film from Canada’s Tofino to California’s Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The film is also headlining at the Save the Waves Film Festival in Santa Barbara on November 02, and again in Santa Cruz (Nov. 9) and San Francisco (Nov. 16). Each event features the film, a short presentation and Q & A by film participants, beer and live music.

    To learn more about the tour, film and adventure behind it, see the Groundswell homepage and recent feature articles in SURFER and SBC Surf.  Also learn how Canadians and Americans can Take Action.

    If you cannot make it to these events, do not fret. Additional screenings will take place at film festivals and community-organized events across North America and beyond. And the full-length film is now available via download from The Surf Network.

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    Chris Darimont directs science for Raincoast and is the Hakai-Raincoast Professor of Geography at the University of Victoria. He loves to surf whenever possible.


    Groundswell Tour Dates 2012 - Presented by Patagonia and Raincoast Conservation Foundation

    Bella Bella – Advance Community Screening
    Sunday, October 28, 2012
    Start time: TBA
    Elders Building
    Monday, October 29, 2012
    Start time: TBA
    Bella Bella Community School
    Shelter Restaurant Tofino
    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    Start time: 7pm
    601 Campbell St. Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0


    University of Victoria David Lam Auditorium (3 showings)
    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Student show: 3:30 pm (For Students and University Staff, no advance booking, come early)
    Afternoon show: 5:15 pm   Advance booking required at EventBrite (here)
    Evening show: 7 pm   SOLD OUT
    3800 Finnerty Road
    Victoria, BC  V8P 5C


    Science World Vancouver
    Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Start time: 7pm
    1455 Quebec Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
    Reserve your tickets in advance here


    Patagonia Seattle
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Start time: 7pm
    2100 1st Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98121

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    Patagonia Portland
    Thursday, November 8, 2012
    Start time: 7pm
    907 Northwest Irving Street
    Portland, OR 97209

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    Mill Valley – @ Proof Lab
    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    254 Shoreline Hwy
    Mill Valley, CA  94941
    Start time: 4pm


    Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Start time: 7pm
    415 River Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    Patagonia Ventura – Tin Shed Courtyard (next to GPIW)
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Start time: Music @ 6pm – Film @ 7pm
    235 W. Santa Clara St.
    Ventura, CA 93001

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    Patagonia Cardiff
    Saturday, November 17, 2012
    Start time:  7pm
    2185 San Elijo Ave
    Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007

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    Pender Island, BC
    Saturday Dec 1, 2012
    Start time: 7:00 pm
    Pender Island Community Hall
    4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd, North Pender Island

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