A Hand to Stand: Kids Carving a Future

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“A Hand To Stand” is a short film and trans-media journey to document and share the story of a group of teenagers crafting their own Stand Up Paddleboards at the Bella Bella Community School within the Heiltsuk First Nation reserve on B.C. ́s coastal Inside Passage. Visual journalist and Royal Roads University alumnus Lindsay Stewart and videographer Matt Miles are documenting the woodworking class as they design and build their own boards. Made out of locally-sourced red and yellow cedar, the boards allow students to propel themselves through their traditional territory in a contemporary experience.


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