INVASION: The Unist'ot'en's Fight for Sovereignty (2019)

  • 19min
  • Michael Toledano
  • Sam Vinal
  • Canada
  • 2019

All short films in the festival are free thanks to Chorus.

In this era of “reconciliation”, indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint.

Invasion is a verité cinematic experience about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against indigenous peoples, in an effort to extract oil and gas from their lands.

The Unist’ot’en Camp has been a beacon of resistance for nearly 10 years. It is a healing space for indigenous people and settlers alike, and an active example of decolonisation. The violence, environmental destruction, and disregard for human rights following TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) / Coastal GasLink’s interim injunction has been devastating, but this fight is far from over.

Previous festival selections include:
American Documentary Film Festival
Hot Docs
Phoenix Film Fest

Doc Edge Shorts are also supported by Shift72.


Michael Toledano


Sam Vinal