Deleted Islands, Presented on Gabriola by the filmmakers

Fred Apstein

Save Our Shores (S.O.S.)

Tuesday, September 15 2015

When it was revealed that Enbridge, in their ads, had taken a thousand square kilometers of islands off the map, to make it look like clear sailing for supertankers, Richard Boyce, a documentary film maker, and his partner and co producer, Marie Laviolette set out to document the islands, their wildlife, people, and natural beauty. The result is Coastal Tar Sands: Journey to the Deleted Islands

“Paddling in a kayak, with a camera, we were able to witness Enbridge’s deception of the BC coast. People along the shores informed us of little known truths that revealed government manipulation of The Species at Risk Act, past wrecks, and ownership by China.” says Boyce. 

“Standing on the rock where The Queen of the North ran into Gill Island, I saw fuel bubbling up 7 years after the sinking of the BC Ferry. Looking out over open waters, where it seems inconceivable that a wreck could ever happen, the truth hit home in my heart: a catastrophic supertanker wreck is inevitable and the only way to stop a massive oil spill along the BC coast is to stop Enbridge and Harper’s government from building The Northern Gateway Pipeline.” 

Richard Boyce and Marie Laviolette will present the film at the Rollo Centre on September 19nd , at 7pm, as part of the ongoing SOS film series.