Directly Affected: Where We Live

    Pitch Video

    What motivates ordinary people to stand up to multi-billion dollar energy giants?

    Type: Web Series
    Genre: Documentary
    Topics: Environment, Community
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 8 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Zack Embree ,  British-Columbia


    Directly Affected is a documentary project about the battle between everyday people and a multibillion-dollar energy industry. Right now, a Houston-based energy company intends to transport 890,000 barrels of unrefined Alberta Tarsands oil to BC’s coast through the Trans Mountain pipeline. Millions of barrels will be stored in our communities and over 400 tankers will ship the diluted bitumen through the Salish Sea to foreign markets every year. Our first documentary brought together the disparate voices of individuals and communities not being heard by decision makers. In this series, we go to regions across the province to meet the courageous people who are standing up for democracy, local economies, their environment and a better future for all.


    Raincoast Conservation Foundation - Partner
    Directly Affected: Voices for Our Coast (on YouTube)
    Directly Affected Facebook Page

    The Team

    The original Directly Affected team will be joining documentarian Zack Embree. Also, we're looking for passionate researchers and a graphic illustrator/animator to join our team. Please contact the Project Lead for details.

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