The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of its annual RiverFest, Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. Presented this year by Port of Vancouver, Riverfest 2016 will open with the Canadian premier of YAKONA, Anlo Sepulveda’s and BC Director Paul Collins’ multi-award winning film about Texas’s San Marcos River and its relationship with the world around it.
YAKONA follows the San Marcos River from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river’s time and memory and documenting this relationship between the natural world and man.
The film previously debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and has won five awards since its release, including the coveted SXSW Visions Audience Award at its World Premiere in Austin TX. YAKONA is being distributed world-wide by Vancouver based TW Media Events Inc.
Following the premiere, there will be a Q&A with co-director and BC native Paul Collins about the film and the San Marcos River, moderated by FRDC Interim Executive Director Stephen Bruyneel.
Pre-registration is required to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served.
To learn more about the film, you can visit http://meigroup.ca/yakona/