GUARDIAN Wins Best Documentary Feature at SF IndieFest
February 15, 2019
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THE MERCURY NEWS
January 29, 2019
"It would be a crime not to see San Francisco filmmaker Courtney Quirin’s gorgeous documentary on the big screen. It’s such a visually transportative experience. Quirin spotlights two guardians, environmental gatekeepers checking on the numbers and varieties of salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest. Once part of a team, both are now the last of their ilk, playing a more vital role in protecting the ecosystem around them. It’s a must-see. "
RACING AGAINST TIME
MY CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
February 14, 2019
"A quieter, almost haunting beauty permeates much of Guardian as its protagonists patrol a lonely river in British Columbia while monitoring the health of the local salmon population in an environment far from urban centers where decisions about government funding are made. While the panoramic vistas and scenes of life in the Great Bear Rainforest are often breathtaking, Doug and Stan's faithful dogs nearly steal the film."
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"Exquisitely beautiful...stunning...poignant...This important film supports the science and advocacy needed to prevent destruction of this rich ecosystem by pending development plans."
Joshua Royte, Senior Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Co-author, From Sea to Source 2.0
"Guardian is a visually stunning meditation ... This film conveys the power of environmental monitoring data and why it's important to stand up for science and wilderness."
Anne Kapuscinski, Director of Coastal Science and Policy, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California - Santa Cruz
THE MEANING OF SACRIFICE IN GUARDIAN
November 5, 2018
"It is one thing to watch a film that shows you part of the world that is unknown to most and it is another thing to bring that to the audience. Director Courtney Quirin‘s film Guardian which made its Canadian premiere at the recent Planet in Focus Film Festival is a poetic portrait of the last two Guardians who monitor salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest."
"It’s ironic that this film’s images are beautiful but interweaves with both Doug and Stan’s crumbling world right under their eyes. This is the amazing strategy of Courtney Quirin who makes this film a character-driven documentary and follows the notion of thinking globally and acting locally."
"Director Courtney Quirin’s film makes the audience to get to know who really the last two Guardians are through a poetic narrative that makes you uncomfortable of what cutbacks like Harper’s do to individuals on a local level."