Only in Nelson


January 17 2020

Watershed Productions’ first film about Nelson and the Kootenays, ‘Dreamers and Dissidents’, also commissioned by Knowledge Network, was about why people moved here. ‘Only in Nelson’ explores how people live here. The municipal election was happening the same year we were set to film. The campaign, the candidates and the citizenship provided an obvious framework to drive the narrative. That said, the original pitch was born out of a curiosity to explore the variety of people who live here and how a place of this size can have so many subcultures. ‘Only in Nelson’ is one version of Nelson, a document of the city at a particular time. ‘Only in Nelson’ is our love letter to Nelson. It’s also our warning bell.

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