Films

ST’AT’IMCKALH ~ SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE (TRAILER)

2012

Directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Williams

Produced by Seton Lake Band (St’at’imc)

http://spiritofthepeople.ca

This film explores the rich culture of the St’at’imc People and their spiritual relationship with their land.

“For thousands of years, the St’at’imc have been the care-takers of the land, we’ve managed it as our garden…” Hereditary chief Randy James

Shot entirely in HD, this stunning portrait of a Nation includes time-lapses, footage of wild and remote landscapes, Personal Interviews, and rare archival photos.

This film is a poetic expression of a people, their land and their struggle.

RISE OF THE SALMON PEOPLE

2011

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Williams

http://salmonpeople.ca

Wild Salmon plays a vital role in the ecosystems of BC.
Many coastal and inland Communities, rich with cultural diversity
and history, are connected by the Fraser River Watershed and its Wild Salmon. This is their story, their quest to save the wild salmon; their sustenance, their livelihood.

FATE OF THE TONGASS

2010

WORK IN PROGRESS (pending funding)

Co-Produced, filmed, directed and edited by Jeremy Williams, James Valentine, and Bo Boudart

OUR LIVING LEGACY

The Threatened Ancient Forests of Vancouver Island and BC’s South Coast

2009

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/4328184″>Our Living Legacy</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/jeremywilliams”>jeremy williams</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Williams

Produced by The Wilderness Committee

This powerful documentary is about the campaign to protect the last old-growth forests and forestry jobs on Vancouver Island and BC’s South Coast.

JOURNEY TO GRAVEYARD VALLEY

2007

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/1347830″>Journey to Graveyard Valley</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/jeremywilliams”>jeremy williams</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Williams

Produced by Seton Lake Band (St’at’imc)

(abbreviated from feature film “Graveyard Valley”)

Graveyard Valley is the site of where the last  St’at’imc /Tsilhqot’in war took place. Though peace had
been declared in the 1840’s, it wasn’t until 2003 that the  people officially buried the hatchet. Both nations
collectively joined to honor those who had passed and  declared their intentions to protect their lands from
further development. In 2007, the St’at’imc and  Tsilhqot’in Nations got together and constructed a
monument in Graveyard Valley , to honor the fallen warriors.

This film includes stunning cinematography of a breath  taking landscape as well as footage from these historic
ceremonies and interviews with elders and resource people from the St’at’imc and Tsilhqot’in Nations.

THE TREE OF LIFE CELEBRATION

2004

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/4754537″>Tree of Life Celebration (Walbran Valley, BC, 2004)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/jeremywilliams”>jeremy williams</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Directed and edited by Jeremy Williams, some camera work too (compilation)

Produced by RAN (Rainforest Action Network)

On October 9, 2004, five hundred conservationists organized by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Rainforest Action Network, Gettin’ Higher Choir, and Spectral Q, converged in a Weyerhaeuser clearcut in the Upper Walbran Valley calling for the protection of ancient forests around the world. See Jeremy Williams’ documentary on this historic event, the largest environmental gathering in BC’s woods since the Clayoquot Sound protests in 1993.

 

 

UTS’AM / WITNESS

2003

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/4755460″>Uts’am / Witness</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/jeremywilliams”>jeremy williams</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Jeremy Williams

For ten years, thousands of people – artists, loggers, government officials, tourists, youth at risk, families, and children – made the journey from Vancouver to Sims Creek in the Elaho Valley, as participants in the Uts’am/Witness project. These weekend journeys to threatened areas of “wilderness”, hosted by Squamish Nation Hereditary Chief Bill Williams, Telasemkin-Siyam, brought people into direct contact with ceremony and with nature; with Squamish stories, dance, games, art, and opportunities to hear from elders, scientists, conservationists, and artists from native and non-native traditions. This movement was successful in it’s goal of protecting the wild Sims creek and Upper Elaho valleys.

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