Fractured Land

Fractured Land

Damien Gillis and Fiona Rayher (Directors) | Canada | 2015 | 75 min

What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. As founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, “Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.” Caleb sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory? He has arrived at a key moment in history, sees the contradictions, and wants to reconcile them. Filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis have been following Caleb for four years, capturing hundreds of hours of footage of his development, through law school, sharing knowledge with other Indigenous peoples, speaking to larger and larger audiences, dealing with deep community divisions, and building a movement.

Film Trailer


Fractured Land

75 min

Fri, 22nd September 2017


Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (5th Floor, Event Hall)


Tajuk Filem / Title
Fractured Land

Jenis / Type

Tahun / Year

Negara Asal / Country

Tempoh Tayangan / Duration
75 min

Bahasa / Sarikata
English with BM subtitles

Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer
Damien Gillis and Fiona Rayher (Directors)

Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company
Two Island Films, and Side Street Post