Tunnel Vision Documentary

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2017 | 2:20 PM

Tunnel Vision tells the extraordinary story of a community that stood up, found its voice and through front line, activism made history by stopping a massive toll road project.

Interviews with key activists support the unfolding story of a remarkable citizen’s movement where civil disobedience, savvy social media strategies and direct action undermined a government spin campaign, challenged vested interests, excited mass media, confronted police, and won.

The film explores themes of empowerment and collective activism as vital elements for in a healthy democracy

Stand Up. Be Heard. Make History

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 58 minutes
NGO: Metro Alliance

Curriculum Connection

Social 9

Cast & Credits

Director: Ivan Hexter

UN Goal


Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



Ryan Andersen is the Lead Organizer for the Metro Alliance for the Common Good Calgary - an organization that unites faith, labour and community groups to use their shared power to take on social issues. Ryan studied social change movements as a part of his studies at Harvard. He has participated in several social change movements and has been a leader in the creation of several social change bodies including Canada’s national Interfaith Conversation, Calgary’s Interfaith Council, and the Metro Alliance for the Common Good. Ryan currently lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.