Yukon doc Sovereign Soil gets national online release

Homegrown documentary film Sovereign Soil is now available for viewing through a nationwide virtual release, as of June 12, and will run for four weeks. 

As part of the screening, the Yukon Film Society (YFS)  will be hosting a series of online talks via Facebook Live. The first lecture will feature director Curtis, and one of the documentary’s subjects, Kim Melton of Klondike Valley Nursery. That event kicks off Thursday, June 18, at 5 PM. 

Sovereign Soil was initially set to debut in March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was really setting in, resulting in upwards of 12 missed screenings, says Connors, although it might be more, since many film festivals were outright cancelled, resulting in other, unknown lost opportunities. As a result, this national, online release is really exciting for the film’s makers. 

“I think we are really excited to have a film available across the country,” says Connors. 

“We are excited and honoured to bring this story forward.” 

Sovereign Soil is available now through YFS, and is also available nationwide through a variety of independent cinemas, a complete list of which is available here.

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