Short film making waves

Showcasing the deconstruction of a local dam, “Connectivity: The restoration of 40 Mile Creek” opened for a packed house at Patagonia’s “Damnation” during this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Local filmmakers Mark Unrau and Mike Quigley, with support from Y2Y, Peter Poole, and the Town of Banff, created this five-minute film to show how a relic like 40 Mile Creek Dam could be removed to restore connectivity.

Built in 1946 to supply Banff with water, the dam had gone out of use in the mid-1980s. It impeded fish movement on the creek and was becoming a liability until the flood of 2013 changed everything, spurring action and this inspirational film.

Check out more work by Mike Quigley at quigley.tvquigley and Mark Unrau at markunrau.com.

 

 

 

Photo by Marlin Olynyk.

Photo by Marlin Olynyk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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