Dirt Relations Documentary

“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.

Upcoming Film Screenings

Thursday, April 4

  • Cousin’s House – Tla’amin First Nation – hosted by the Tla’amin Community Recreation & the Qathet Regional Cycling Association & Mahoney Bike Co. 5 to 8pm. Food & Drinks Provided.
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Merrit BC – hosted by the Merrit Mountain Bike Club and Breathe Bikes. Free. Doors 6pm.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Simpcw First Nation Community Hall. Free & Dinner provided. 5pm.

Wednesday, April 10

  • Thompson Rivers University Clock Tower Theatre – hosted by the Kamloops Bike Riders Association & Thompson Rivers University Adventure Studies Department. Tickets by donation

Thursday, April 11

  • Williams Lake Art Centre (90 4 Avenue North) hosted by the Cariboo Chilcotin Collaborative for Anti-Racism and Reconciliation Engagement. Tickets: $10 Doors: 6:30pm

Saturday, April 13

  • Prince George – University of Northern BC Canfor Theatre hosted by the Prince George Cycling Club and the UNBC Outdoor Club. Doors: 6:30pm. Tickets: $10

Wednesday, April 17

  • Whistler Public Library – hosted by AWARE Whistler

Thursday, May 2

Saturday, May 4

  • Forestview Pavillion Theatre, Turkey Point Provincial Park – hosted by the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club
  • Penticton & Area Cycling Association Bike Fest – 4 PM: 124 Estabrooke Ave

Saturday, May 11

  • United Riders of Cumberland Stokefest

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Dirt Relations Documentary Poster