BRITISH COLUMBIA: AN UNTOLD HISTORY is an immersive four-part documentary series centred on retelling the history of “British Columbia” from a diverse and inclusive perspective by the people who lived it and those who have studied it.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: AN UNTOLD HISTORY is an immersive, insightful and dramatic four-part documentary series centred on retelling the history of the place referred to as “British Columbia.” The project, commissioned by Knowledge Network, is led with a pluralistic and multi-narrative approach that highlights the history, the people, the families, the rebels and the dreamers that shaped this province.
The series represents an inclusive and diverse perspective as told through the voices of the people who lived it and those who have studied it: authors, historians, elders, families, and descendants of historical figures. British Columbia’s dramatic history is revealed through interviews, vivid archival photography, film artifacts and captivating footage of the B.C. landscape.
The series begins in the late 18th century and spans 200 years. Episode 1 looks at the early Indigenous resistance to settlers in B.C. Episode 2 examines the transformative history of labour and the fight for equality by those who helped build this province. Episode 3 uncovers the myriad migrant narratives that helped turn B.C. into a centre for social activism. Episode 4 teaches how the history of this land intertwines with the history of natural resources and extraction—and the ongoing battle to find balance between stewardship and sovereignty.