“Dirt Relations” is an inspiring and thought-provoking documentary that delves into the powerful connection between mountain biking, reconciliation, and healing intergenerational trauma. Through captivating storytelling and breathtaking visuals, the film follows the journey of three individuals: Patrick, Thomas, and Tom, as they collaborate with Indigenous communities across British Columbia to build trails and empower Indigenous youth.
As they navigate the complexities of recreational colonialism, the trio learns valuable lessons about allyship, cultural preservation, and the transformative potential of outdoor recreation. With intimate interviews and poignant personal narratives, “Dirt Relations” explores the profound impact of mountain biking in fostering community resilience, reclaiming cultural identity, and rebuilding bridges between cultures.
This documentary sheds light on the deeper societal implications of recreational activities, inviting audiences to reflect on their own roles in addressing colonialism and supporting Indigenous communities. “Dirt Relations” is a moving testament to the power of unity, understanding, and the healing journey that unfolds when we connect with the land and each other.