Watch a Documentary About the Origins of Victoria's Punk Scene

NoMeansNo and Dayglo Abortions are prominently featured in 'Somewhere to Go'

BY Josiah HughesPublished Oct 5, 2020

Four years ago, news emerged that a film about Victoria, BC's punk scene was in the works. Now, Somewhere to Go: Punk Victoria is now available to watch in full.

The film, which was directed by Paulina Ortlieb, traces three decades of punk on Vancouver Island. The film particularly focuses on Nomeansno.

An early press release for the film pointed out that it "does not simply focus on the past phenomenon of punk in Victoria," but also engages in "broader themes of rebellion, culture and community."

The film includes interviews with Stephen McBean (Black Mountain), Rob and John Wright (Nomeansno), Murray "The Cretin" Acton (Dayglo Abortions), Carolyn Mark, Joe Keithley (D.O.A.) and Ford Pier, among others.

Watch a trailer for Somewhere to Go below and watch the film in its entirety here.

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