A Hand to Stand – Heiltsuk First Nation

I wish I attended a school like this. “A Hand To Stand” focuses on the Bella Bella Community School within the Heiltsuk First Nation reserve on B.C.´s coastal Inside Passage. The 13,000 square miles of land and sea is the largest of 23 Canadian reserves. A Hand To Stand is a short film and trans-media journey to document and share their story, as this group of teenagers craft their own Stand Up Paddleboards. Made out of locally-sourced red and yellow cedar, the boards allow students to propel themselves through their traditional territory in a contemporary experience, blending traditional knowledge of woodworking and the coast.

Produced by Lindsay Marie Stewart
In conjunction with Qqs Projects Society & Royal Roads University
Directed by Lindsay Marie Stewart and Matt Miles