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Vancouver Aquarium to screen Quiksilver's eco-heavy 'Stand' documentary

The Vancouver Aquarium will be screening the documentary film 'Stand', along with the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

'Stand' is presented by Quiksilver's Waterman Collection and took the Grand Prize at the aforementioned Festival of Ocean Films earlier this year. It was also named Movie of the Year at SUP Magazine, and was officially selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, as well.

The documentary takes on Enbridge's proposed oil pipeline and showcases British Columbia's Great Bear rainforest.

From the film's writeup on the Vancouver Aquarium's website:

"Hung on the skeleton of a good ol' fashioned adventure undertaken by a group of surfers, the potential effects of introducing super tankers to these pristine waters will be articulated. As the crew moves through this remote region under their own power, the landscape will be unfurled one paddle stroke at a time and punctuated by the faces and fears of the Gitga'at First Nation people who call this garden of Eden their home."

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