Movies

SHALLOW WATERS

singer Ta'Kaiya Blaney"If we do nothing it will all be gone..." This haunting line is from a beautiful music video featuring ten year old Ta'Kaiya of the Sliammon First Nation in British Columbia.

Her voice is both young and wise.   Her splendid singing of the song "Shallow Waters" is artistically contextualized with video clips related to the theme of the song and of Ta'Kaiya herself.  As if this weren't enough, she was at the Cinema Night screening and introduced the movie with poise and sincerity that gave me goose bumps.

"Shallow Waters" was written to raise awareness about the proposed oil pipeline planned between the Alberta Tar Sands and Kitimat, BC.

Cinema Nite (May 18, 2011) was a part of the week long International Marine Conservation Congress.  This evening event was attended by over a hundred people, mainly marine scientists and graduate students.  All the more amazing that with this critical crowd, Ta'Kaiya and "Shallow Waters" received a standing ovation.

More about Ta'Kaiya

 

Add Your Comment

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Recent Media Articles

Ebb and Flow – A Japanese family and an Oyster

“Ebb and Flow” is a story about the Yamashitas, a three-generation family, known and loved as pioneers in the Washington’s shellfish industry.

Read More »

SEA-Media in 2018

Seven years ago, SEA-Media launched our first big project. Soon, SEA-Media will begin publishing media, not just reviewing it.

Read More »

Boat-based science for students

Through a program offered by Salish Sea Expeditions, these students conduct real scientific research, engage in STEM exploration and maritime skills training, and…

Read More »

Undersea Holiday Jam

Here’s a glimpse of some of our underwater neighbors celebrating the holiday.

Read More »

WSU features Kitsap Beaches and Streams

WSU Kitsap Extension Beach Naturalist and Stream Stewards YouTube channel.

Read More »

Subscribe