There were drops of rain falling around the lake yesterday and the tops of the highest peaks got a dusting of the white stuff. Automatically, our minds begin to wander to winter. It’s a perfect time to get amped for the season as well as get more connected with your community. Local Freshies in association with Beyond Boarding announces the first stop of the Northern Grease – Lake Tahoe Movie Tour. The tour is also a fundraiser for Beyond Boarding and the League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue). As a community we need to unite and get involved. So here at Local Freshies we decided to put on a fun little get together with us and a couple hundred of our closest friends to do just that!
This is an independent documentary that blends the rush of snowboarding and surfing with powerful story telling of the threats fossil fuel expansion is already having in northern communities throughout Canada. The adventure leads the crew to communities on the front lines of resource extraction, from the Alberta tar sands; Canada’s largest growing greenhouse gas emitter, to a front line Indigenous blockade in the Tl’abāne, an area also commonly known as the Sacred Headwaters.
From mechanical mishaps, adventures, new teachings and perseverance the crew blends unique interviews with farmers, students, Indigenous leaders, politicians, and oil/gas workers to present the often rarely heard voices and concerns of those involved in these industries. Along the way, the crew also spends time with the people who, using alternative and renewable energy sources, lead lifestyles that present solutions.
All in all, Northern Grease tells a story of young snowboarders and surfers learning the real social and environmental impacts of resource extraction. Through humor, adventure and an evolving critical perspective, Northern Grease depicts the often untold stories of those on the front lines.
Awards and Accolades:
- Winner of the Salt Spring Island Film Festival Viewers choice Award.
- Official Selection at Vancouver Mountain Film Festival
- Official Selection at Matsala Film Fest
- Official Selection at Tofino Film Fest.
Mike Basich in person!
That’s not all. Mike Basich, a legend in the snowboard industry, as well as a pioneer in getting off the grid will be presenting his segment from “The Little Things.” He will be talking about how he got involved, was able to get off the grid and the hot topic of the “Tiny House.”
This will definitely be a unique event that is more than just an amazing movie premiere. It’s about bringing our communities together to make a difference. Together we can change the world and save the places like Lake Tahoe and northern Canada where we live and play!
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All Ages Event
The Chateau at Incline Village
October 24th, 2015
Doors Open at 6 p.m., Shows at 7 p.m.
At the event there will be swag, a raffle and much, much more. Come hungry and thirsty! Each local beer purchase will be additional funds raised for both organizations. This event is focused on supporting the environment, our local crews and having a good time!
Huge thanks to all our sponsors for supporting us in this tour: