Beneath Our Feet
A new housing development falls within the boundaries of the Oak Ridges Moraine is being heavily debated about by local residents and will undoubtedly change the community forever.
In the hamlet of Claremont, north of Pickering, a housing development is being proposed on agricultural lands. This is nothing new for the community. By being part of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt, it is protected from most development. Twelve hundred residents of the community will undoubtedly be affected if the development occurs.
There are seventy homes to be built on the site, increasing the population with approximately three-hundred new residents. What residents are concerned about is land use and water. What should be done? Should it continue being farmed or would a development be beneficial?
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Behind the Scenes
Since as long as I could remember I have always loved and respected the outdoors, especially where I call home. I have created this project to draw attention to the community I grew up in and to bring awareness to the significance of that land.
Water is our life source and if we discard our care for it, nature will not treat us kindly back. I am proud to be a part of this project to bring awareness to this threat and showcase the beauty that this town has to offer.
As a film student specializing in camera and sound, my favourite sound is rain fall during a storm. I grew up in a small rural town in Ontario and love the community in my small town. I am a life long fan of the Leafs and a soccer maniac. I love to work on projects that I believe in and is passionate about.
I'm a camera kid taking on the producer role for a short documentary. I guess that just shows how attractive this project is in nature. Though I've never had a special liking for documentaries, I always came to love works of Errol Morris. In a way this project reminds me of his works; we are continuously discovering new pieces of evidence while being reminded of how realistic the issue truly is.
I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, so I always had a strong connection to the environment. This ideal was fostered by my family and I have tried to continued to stay in the loop of current environmental issues.
Although environmental documentaries aren’t my first choice, I do feel a connection to this one. I couldn’t imagine losing my home and having my childhood memories be replaced by developments. I feel like this story isn’t being talked about enough and not everyone knows the extent of the situation. That is why I think it was important to be a part of something that was happy to help spread that message.
As a film student pursuing the world of audio I’m very excited to help bring this story to life through rich, natural soundscapes while conveying the beauty and detail of the environment.