Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

Saturday, March 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States
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HAIDA GWAII: ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (Canada, 2015, 75 min.) Washington, DC Premiere

Eighty miles off the Northwest coast of British Columbia, the mountainous archipelago Haida Gwaii rises above the Pacific Ocean. These islands have been home to the Haida people since 13,000 BC, though smallpox decimated their population and industrial fishing and logging perpetually threaten them.

Despite all this, a vibrant community thrives there, and Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World celebrates the chiefs, farmers, scientists, and artists who work to secure a sustainable future for the islands and their culture. Directed by Charles Wilkinson and produced by Charles Wilkinson, Murray Battle, Kevin Eastwood, and Tina Schliesser.

Followed by a discussion and Q & A.

This program is offered as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series. For more information about the series, visit

Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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