Film News - The Mill

2020 Canadian Screen Awards Virtual Presentations – May 25-28

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, in partnership with CBC and CTV and with the support of Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, announced a series of virtual presentations to reveal the winners of the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, taking place Monday, May 25, 2020 through Thursday, May 28, 2020.

The Mill has been nominated for Best Documentary Program.

The Mill: Jobs vs. The Environment

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on Jan. 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that prevented the pipe from being repaired — and Nova Scotia’s largest pulp mill, the source of the effluent, from reopening.

Review – ‘The Mill’: tearing people apart, bringing people together

Doc offers a current, in-depth and impartial view of a decades-long controversy
Tara Hakim / POV Magazine

The ongoing Northern Pulp saga is coming to a television near you. A documentary film “The Mill”, from Site Media filmmaker David W. Craig and award-winning producer Ann Bernier, explores the entangled history of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County, and its deeply rooted effects on the economy, the indigenous community and the traditional lifestyles of Pictou County.

Read entire story at povmagazine.com »

“The Mill” documentary to be shown on CBC

Michael Tutton / The Canadian Press

The ongoing Northern Pulp saga is coming to a television near you. A documentary film “The Mill”, from Site Media filmmaker David W. Craig and award-winning producer Ann Bernier, explores the entangled history of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County, and its deeply rooted effects on the economy, the indigenous community and the traditional lifestyles of Pictou County.

Read entire story at ngnews.ca »

Battle over Nova Scotia pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

Michael Tutton / The Canadian Press

For filmmaker David Craig, a new documentary depicting the fraught emotions over the future of a rural Nova Scotia pulp mill is not solely a local story. Rather, as tense lines are drawn over Northern Pulp’s plan to pump wastewater into the Northumberland Strait, he sees a wider tale of how Canadian communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.

Read entire story at globalnews.ca »

Battle over Nova Scotia pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

Michael Tutton / The Canadian Press

For filmmaker David Craig, a new documentary depicting the fraught emotions over the future of a rural Nova Scotia pulp mill is not solely a local story. Rather, as tense lines are drawn over Northern Pulp’s plan to pump wastewater into the Northumberland Strait, he sees a wider tale of how Canadian communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.

Read entire story at nsnews.com »

Credits Block

CINEMATOGRAPHER KEVIN FRASER EDITOR PETER GIFFEN LOCATION SOUND JAMES O'TOOLE
COMPOSERS JUSTIN SMALL & OHAD BENCHETRIT SOUND DESIGNER JUSTIN GAUDREAULT
PRODUCERS
ANN BERNIER  DAVID CRAIG WRITER/DIRECTOR DAVID CRAIG

A VERTICAL PRODUCTIONS & SITE MEDIA CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CBC, CANADA MEDIA FUND, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA, NOVA SCOTIA FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION INCENTIVE FUND, ONTARIO CREATES FILM & TELEVISION TAX CREDIT, AND THE CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO FILM TAX CREDIT.