Creating Awareness. Inspiring Action!
Yes, our March-April 2020 events are now 'on pause' because of COVID-19 - but we will return...
Meanwhile, please take good care of yourselves* during this extremely challenging time.
*STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES' - practise social distancing if you do have to go out + frequent, thorough hand-washing!
OUR POSTPONED 2020 LINE-UP WILL BE BACK, PROMISE!
PROBABLY SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER - WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN!
#1 THE BEAVER BELIEVERS Documentary Film
Sometimes the best solutions to the biggest problems can be found in the most unlikely places. Meet The Beaver Believers: five scientists and a hairdresser (yes!) who share a common vision - restoring the North American beaver to watersheds across the drought-stricken West. A keystone species - and that familiar creature on the 'tails' side of our Canadian nickel!- beavers create the biodiversity, complexity, and resiliency many watersheds need to survive climate change. Trailer here.
#2 BAG IT! Documentary Film
Try going a day without plastic! In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks from his small town in Colorado on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. This classic doc is about the plague of plastic now swamping us - and what we can do about it. Trailer here.
#3 CAN AGRICULTURE SAVE US?
A mix of short films and panel discussions exploring the agricultural realities behind the food choices we make, and uncovering some surprising truths in the process. Also a closer look at the mounting evidence that regenerative agriculture is one of sharpest tools in the fight against climate change.
#4 THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Documentary Film
Trailer here. This is such a popular and riveting documentary about the marvellous Canadian wildlife pioneer, Anne Innis Dagg - who studied giraffes in Africa years before Jane Goodall began working with chimps in Kenya - that we're showing it twice. All donations at the April 16 screening will benefit the Upper Credit Humane Society. We have invited Anne Dagg and her daughter Mary to join us to answer all your questions after both screenings.
#5 THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts Documentary Film
Five hundred years ago, Pope Alexander VI declared that land ‘discovered’ by European explorers was ‘empty’ land + its Indigenous inhabitants were ‘non-human’. This film, part of the Anglican Church of Canada's ongoing reconciliation efforts, helps us understand why this centuries' old doctrine continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler populations worldwide. Trailer here.
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is also waiting for COVID-19 to settle down
Yes, we were all HUGELY disappointed that the award-winning documentary The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (well, ALL of our 2020 films) would NOT be screened as originally planned. And we will surely miss the star of the show, Anne Innis Dagg and her daughter Mary who were on tap to be present for Q & As after both our April 15 & 16 screenings at the Erin Legion.. But we have already been in touch with the film distributor to request having both Anne and Mary come in late September or October to be with us when we do reschedule. So let's all keep our (sanitized) fingers crossed this will happen!