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First Nation documentary examines impacts of Williston reservoir –

HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – For director Luke Gleeson, telling the story of his Tsay Keh Dene community and the impacts of the W.A.C Bennett Dam is of the utmost importance.

His new documentary, Dene Yi’injetl – The Scattering of Man, is the telling of a history very few know about, partly due to the remote location of the First Nation in Northern B.C., and finally being ready to tell their story. The film first premiered last November, has been showing at several film festivals, and will screen this Friday night in Dawson Creek.

“We’ve been happy with the reception, we’ve been happy with the festivals that have taken us on. They’ve been really supportive of the film,” Gleeson says. “I’m just trying to get my people’s story out to as many people as possible.”

“That was sort of the goal, people are ready to tell their stories.”

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