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Season Finale: Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World May 11, 2016

B.C. filmmaker Charles Wilkinson’s (“Peace Out”; “Oil Sands Karaoke”) award-winning 2015 documentary is set on pristine Haida Gwaii.  It shows how the distinct world view of the 14,000 year old indigenous society is co-mingling with an influx of progressive, modern urbanites to create a sustainable world that well may survive the formidable challenges of the […]

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Farm and Film Gala April 13, 2016

  There will be vendors of farm produce and products, food, seeds and plants as well as tables with information from local farm and food related non-profit groups.  Tea and goodies made by the EMCS Culinary Arts students will be available by donation and there will be gift baskets to be won filled with items […]

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Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr March 9, 2016

Omar Khadr is the Canadian youth who was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan and spent over a decade in Guantanamo Prison.  He was released on bail in Edmonton in May of 2015 at age 28.  Based on the book by award-winning journalist Michelle Shephard who co-directed the film with Patrick Reed, “Guantanamo’s Child” chronicles […]

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Permaculture Evening February 10, 2016

Featuring the film “Inhabit” and a panel of Sooke Permaculture maestros. Released in 2015, “Inhabit” introduces permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving many issues related to agriculture, economics, governance and more.  This film presents a vast array of projects, concepts and people and it translates the biodiversity of permaculture into […]

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate January 13th, 2016

Co-presented with Transition Sooke Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and 5 continents over 4 years, “This Changes Everything” is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international bestseller of the same name, this film presents 7 powerful portraits of […]

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“Orphan Girl” December 9, 2015

This docudrama is the true story of Helen Getachew Abebe who was born in a brushwood hut in southern Ethiopia.  As a young girl she lost 2 sisters, her mother and father and a leg to gangrene.  She grew up in an orphanage that owed as much to Dickens as to Mother Theresa. After the […]

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“Unacceptable Levels” – November 4, 2015

Have you ever asked yourself why so many of us are so sick?  This film examines the seamy side of the chemical revolution that began in the 1940s through the eyes of affable young father and filmmaker Ed Brown.  Join him  as he learns how chemicals have invaded our lives in the food we eat, […]

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Season Premier “The Yes Men Are Revolting” October 7, 2015

For the last 20 years notorious activists The Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.  Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers […]

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Season Finale: “All the Time in the World” May 13, 2015

A family of five (mom, dad, kids 10, 8 and 4) leave their comfortable life in Dawson City to spend 9 months in a small log cabin with no running water, electricity, road access, internet or even clocks and watches. Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker (the mom), who switched careers from rural family physician to filmmaker explains:  […]

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Farm and Film Gala “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” April 8th

Co-presented with Sooke Food CHI In “Just Eat It:  A Food Waste Story” Vancouver Waste Whittlers Jen and Grant, whom we met in January’s screening of “The Clean Bin Project”, return with another no waste-producing/no money-spending vow:  to only consume food that is considered “waste” for 6 months.  Did you say “yuck”?  So did they […]

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