Archive for January, 2006
“…a surprise hit at the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival.” Globe and Mail Tom Hawthorn
“Sombrio is a heartfelt, beautifully photographed slice of subculture.” Victoria Times Colonist Michael D. Reid
Now available on DVD - purchase it here.
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A preview screening of Sombrio was held in Port Renfrew Saturday January 28th for the people in the documentary and thier friends and family. Sombrio officially premiered January 29 2006 at the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival where it sold out was held over and sold out again.
The newest documentary by Manly Media, Sombrio tells the story about the eviction of a diverse community of surfers and squatters that existed on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for more than thirty years.
“If we have a right to life we have a right to living space… I wasn’t born with dollars in my pocket. I shouldn’t have to chase the big buck all my life just for a place to live.” Barbara Oke.
“Ghandi said ‘live simply so others may simply live’ that’s a good quote for me… I’m living simple” David
“Wonderful work. Sombrio needs to be seen by a whole lot of people. ” CBC Radio Paul Vasey - On the Island.
“…a fascinating look at the final days of the shacks and squatters at Sombrio Beach. Interesting, informative…” Monday Magazine John Threlfall.