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STAND takes viewers on a journey through the waters of British Columbia’s west coast. Under threat by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route is a coastline of immense beauty, pristine ecosystems, and a way of life rich in culture and history. Through the efforts of expedition stand-up paddler Norm Hann, an aboriginal high school class building their own stand-up paddleboards as a form of protest, and the powerful surfing of iconic west coast native Raph Bruhwiler, the diversity of people, landscape and wildlife that would be affected by an oil spill is articulated. STAND takes you to the core of the issue and unfurls the soul of B.C.’s west coast one paddle stroke at a time. Alain Esteve Prize & Best Technical Achievement – Val d’Isere Adventure & Discovery Film Festival 2014. Best Environmental Conservation Film – CMS Vataravan 2014. Best Nature & Ecology Film – Bovec Outdoor Film Festival 2014. Best Environmental Film – Reel Paddling Film Festival 2014. Best Conservation Film – Lookout Wild Film Festival 2014. Best Film – Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films 2013. Movie of the Year – SUP Magazine Awards 2013. Best Mountain Culture and Environment Film – New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2013. Finalist – BANFF 2013. Official Selections 2013: American Conservation Film Festival, Honolulu Surf Film Festival, Wavescape Surf Film Festival, Danish Adventure Film Festival, International Outdoor Film Festival, Brescia Winter Festival.