Monthly Archives: March 2013

CBC’s Documentary Channel will air “Oil Calling” in 2013

The CBC’s Documentary Channel will air “Oil Calling” in 2013.
Oil Calling” is a documentary about new immigrants and Canada’s oil patch.

The documentary follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria, Eritrea, Northern Ireland, China, and Kyrgyzstan who have been chosen to participate in a highly competitive training program offered by the resettlement agency, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. For the last ten years the CCIS has been receiving up to four hundred applicants each year but can only select sixteen people to participate in the program. The film will show what happens to them on the course, why they want to work in the oil and gas industry and whether they are successful at getting jobs in the oil patch.

“Nature’s Invitation” will air on CBC’s Documentary Channel on May 17th at 20:00 ET.

Nature’s Invitation” will air on CBC’s Documentary Channel on May 17th. “Nature’s Invitation” is about Canada’s quest to get new immigrants in touch with nature. It also explores the consequences of a life devoid of nature.

“Nature and Newcomers – Why Target New Immigrants?”

“Nature’s Invitation” will screen at the The Ron Gorgichuk Memorial Luncheon on March 14th, 2013.
Following the screening Brandy Yanchyk will lead the panel “Nature and Newcomers – Why Target New Immigrants?”
at the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association 2013 Parks Forum: Parks, Landscapes and Open Spaces.

“This discussion panel will be lead by journalist Brandy Yanchyk who has recently made the documentary “Nature’s Invitation”. The panel session will focus on the journalist’s observations while filming new immigrants as they explored Canada’s national and provincial parks, as part of new outdoor wilderness programs developed by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks.
Ms. Yanchyk will also discuss the importance of getting new Canadians involved in nature programs in the Albertan cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The goal of these initiatives is to help newcomers become educated about the wilderness available to them by taking away barriers that stop them from exploring.”
– ARPA

Oil Calling (2013) (23 minutes) (CBC Documentary Channel, PBS stations)

Oil Calling is a documentary about new immigrants and Canada’s oil and gas industry.

Oil Calling” has been chosen to screen at the Jasper Short Film Festival on Sept 27th, 2014 in Jasper, Alberta at 3:45pm.

Oil Calling” is currently airing on CBC’s Documentary Channel and across the United States on PBS stations.

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Click here to see the trailer of “OIL CALLING“.

The documentary Oil Calling follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria, Eritrea, Northern Ireland, China, and Kyrgyzstan who have been chosen to participate in a highly competitive training program offered by the resettlement agency, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. For the last ten years the CCIS has been receiving up to four hundred applicants each year but can only select sixteen people to participate in the program. The film will show what happens to them on the course, why they want to work in the oil and gas industry and whether they are successful at getting jobs in the oil patch.