DOXA 2023: Hell and Highwater review
BC has been no stranger to severe weather events over the past few years.
May 6, VIFF Centre, 12pm | May 9, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 3pm
BC has been no stranger to severe weather events over the past few years. Hell and Highwater begins by showing the devastating results of the Lytton fire, the investigation into what happened, and the people who are demanding justice and action in the aftermath.
But the documentary doesn’t stop there. Interspersed with news clips, interviews with those affected, and calls for climate action, Hell and Highwater also touches on the flood of 2021, and the perfect storm of factors (atmospheric rivers, record-breaking heat, and clear cut logging, to name just a few) that combined to cause death, destruction, and displacement for those in the area.
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