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Alumna's film wins award, shows at VIFF this weekend


School of Communication and Culture alumna Lindsay Stewart and her team recently won best short film for A Hand to Stand at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. A Hand to Stand shows tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Vic Theatre. More details can be found here.A Hand To Stand focuses on the Bella Bella Community School within the Heiltsuk First Nation reserve on B.C.'s coastal Inside Passage. The 13,000 square miles of land and sea!is the largest of 23 Canadian reserves. A Hand To Stand is a short film and trans-media journey to document and share their story, as this group of teenagers craft their own stand up paddleboards. Made out of locally-sourced red and yellow cedar, the boards allow students to propel themselves through their traditional territory in a contemporary experience. Blending traditional knowledge of woodworking and the coast, and applying it to a modern sport, this is an inspiring group. This is the future of hope. Learn more about the film here.