FIRST NATIONS: FIRESTARTER

FIRESTARTER

By Jamie BAILEY

ADLER AND ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

“First Nations: Firestarter” examines the controversies, risks and possible rewards that would come from exploiting the Ring of Fire, a massive chromium deposit located on tribal land in the wilderness of northern Ontario.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 53 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jamie BAILEY
    • Writer(s)
    • Jamie BAILEY
    • Producer(s)
    • Jamie BAILEY, Marie ADLER
    • Synopsis
    • In 2001 a surveying team in Canada discovered a massive underground deposit of chromium, a metal essential to industrial society. Properly exploited, the find – named the “Ring of Fire” – would make Canada one of the largest chromium producers in the world. The only problem: the Ring of Fire is located on First Nations tribal land in northern Ontario, a wilderness area so remote that a billion-dollar transportation network would be necessary in order to set up mining operations. Told through interviews with tribal chiefs, business leaders, politicians and environmentalists, “First Nations: Firestarter” examines the controversies, risks and possible rewards that would come from exploiting the Ring of Fire, a project that promises prosperity for the impoverished First Nations peoples even as it threatens the sensitive ecosystem that has sustained them for generations.