Ah…The Money, The Money, The Money: The Battle for Saltspring


Saltspring Island: close to a city, but full of magical, almost untouched places. A small town with a Saturday market. And in the middle of the island… trees, lots of trees. When chainsaws begin ripping through the early morning silence of Saltspring, residents confront logging trucks and face the threat of prison terms to stop land developers from logging this West Coast paradise. The award-winning director of Margaret’s Museum, Mort Ransen, turns his camera on his own community to document the conflict between residents determined to protect their island, and the developers, defending their rights as landowners.

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betacam, Color


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Mort Ransen

Mort Ransen was born in Montreal, Canada. After a brief career on stage as an actor and director he joined the National Film Board of Canada for which he has written and directed nineteen films and received numerous international awards. His best-known feature, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced, was the highly acclaimed Margaret's Museum which received Most Popular Film Award at both the Vancouver and Atlantic international film festivals. Ransen continues to work and live in British Columbia.
Ah…The Money, The Money, The Money: The Battle for Saltspring (2001)、Margaret's Museum、Touched、My Father's Angel、Falling Over Backwards