“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

—Dalai Lama XIV


This is the story of a young man, whose idle lounging and apathetic attitude could cost him the right to speak up. His procrastination is met head on when what once seemed distant and irrelevant to him, suddenly becomes a reality. Through the use of multimedia animation this story sets the scene for an important debate in Western Canada . Will this guy find his voice before it’s too late?


“Silent Voices” was made in part due to an interest in film activism at a pivotal time for British Columbia, Canada and the world with regards to energy and the environment. Geographically, British Columbia is in a unique position as it lies between vast oil sands reserves in the east and eager markets to the west. Many powerful corporations are scrambling to export this resource as quickly as possible. Recent strategic moves from the federal government strongly suggest that the needs of these large corporations will continue over shadow any desire to invest in renewable sources of energy. With this in mind, my film stands with many others, as part of a movement that urges policy makers towards the beginnings of a greener energy strategy that works for the people, our economy and the environments in which we live. By considering that individuals, specifically youth, have the power to influence politics and the decisions we make about energy, the economy and the environment, Silent Voices encourages youth and adults alike to get out and take a stand for our land, air and water in any way we can but most simply, by exercising our right to vote.

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