YAKONA will be the opening feature at RiverFest – one of Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River.
YAKONA is a cinematographic experience that takes you on a visual and auditory voyage through the history of the San Marcos river in Texas. A work from directors Paul Collins and Anlo Sepulveda, with special feature music composed by Justin Sherburn.
“While Yakona focuses on the San Marcos River, it can be seen as a metaphor for rivers all around the world,” said Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC) Interim-Executive Director Stephen Bruyneel. “It serves as a reminder that rivers must be shared and cared for by all users as a tribute to those who came before, and those who have yet to experience their glory”.
Riverfest 2016 will continue on Friday night with the annual Photos of the Fraser exhibit, which brings together an assortment of perspectives of the Fraser River from the Rocky Mountains to the Salish Sea. Each year a new selection of photographs is unveiled on a different theme, which this year is “Time”. Riverfest 2016 concludes on Saturday with its signature outdoor festival, which includes music, food, activities and the famous Lucille Johnstone Work Boat Parade.
Join us on September 22 at the Fraser River Discovery Centre at 7:00pm for the screening of YAKONA. Following the premiere, there will be a Q&A with co-director and BC native Paul Collins about the film and its parallels to the Fraser, moderated by FRDC Interim Executive Director Stephen Bruyneel.
Pre-registration is required to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served.