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WEDNESDAY, April 19
7:00 pm – “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”
Exciting and inspirational, Citizen Jane delivers a timely and much-needed lesson in how the power of the people can win out against the self-serving plans of the elite. A film for all who care about our urban spaces.
THURSDAY, April 20
7:00 pm – Youth Environmental Film Project
Six local youth take up the camera to explore local environmental concerns. Along with local filmmaker Jim Hyder, their 2 short films start off the night.
“Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World” (68 min)
Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die. And in more than 180 nations citizens are legally entitled to these essential elements of life, but not in Canada or the U. S. A.
FRIDAY, April 21
7:00 pm – “What lies below” (80 min)
(L. Gunther attending)
Canada’s wild fish stocks and the habitats they occupy are under assault and our very existence is now at risk. Governments, industry and the public seem oblivious. Too often we don’t protect what we can’t see, so let a blind professional fisherman show you what you can’t see taking place beneath the waves.
SATURDAY, April 22
11:00 am – “Samuel in the Clouds” (70 min)
This stunning Bolivian mountain was a year-round ski mecca but now no skiers ever ride the lift that Samuel, like his father before, operated daily. While scientists are discussing and measuring ominous changes in climate, Samuel honors the ancient mountain spirits. Wonder if the climate is changing? Let’s visit Bolivia.
12:45 pm – “Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping” (83 min)
Cargo shipping drives our world but what do you know about it? 90% of the goods we consume in the West are brought to us by ship. This is a fascinating look at the ships, the people and the oceans in this all-but-visible industry that relentlessly supplies 7 billion humans and holds the key to our economy.
2:45 pm – “Not without Us” (72 min)
Connecting the dots between the inability of the U.N. process to address climate change and Big Oil’s control over governments. Follow 7 grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris.
4:45 pm – “Age of Consequences” (80 min)
Through the lens of national security & global stability, the impacts of climate change on resource scarcity & migration are evident. Admirals, generals and veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflicts of the world to reveal how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
7:00 pm – “Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven” (70 min)
Past meets present in this evocative film that is energized by breathtaking cinematography and an uplifting musical score. 3 modern day sleuths reveal the Group of Seven thru archival film, letters, journals and photographs, some never seen before in public. AND visit the precise locations of some of the most famous paintings in the Algoma and the North shore regions. (G&J McGuffin attending)
GALA WITH FILM GUESTS – Join us after the film for a slide show and Q&A with guests Gary and Joanie McGuffin
SUNDAY, April 23
11:00 am – “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective”
An intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices. Visit over 20 sites in a range of rural, suburban, and urban environments. It’s an intro to a new way of being and relating to the Earth. We are capable of being planetary healing forces.
1:00 pm – “A Plastic Ocean” (102 min)
In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre researchers found more plastic than plankton. This film documents the newest science proving how plastics, once in the oceans, break up into small particulates entering the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are eventually consumed by us.
3:30 pm – “Tale of a Lake” (75 min)
From the creators of Tale of a Forest: Get up close and personal with nature through the different times of year! Stunning underwater and wildlife cinematography remind us of the beauty that surrounds us. Experience the boreal lakes and the lives they support through the stories told through the Finnish legend of Ahitar, maiden of the lake.