Occupy Love – June 19, 2013

June 19th  SEASON FINALE

“Occupy Love”

Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (“Scared Sacred”, Fierce Light”) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet.  “Occupy Love” explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.  The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on greed, is causing economic and ecological collapse.  The resulting crises have become a catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions are deciding enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world; a world that works for all life.

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Big Boys Gone Bananas – May 8th, 2013


In 2008 Swedish filmmaker Frederik Gertten went to Guatemala to make a documentary about the Dole banana plantation workers being exposed to toxic chemicals.  When he debuted his film at the prestigious L.A. International Film Festival, the Dole Corporation came out with both barrels blazing: media articles denouncing Gertten and some of the people in his film as frauds, pressuring the film festival to withdraw his film from the competition and ultimately suing him.  But instead of capitulating and reworking his  film to please Dole, Gertten decided to make another documentary film……one that exposes the ugly underbelly of corporate bullying.

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Salmon Confidential April 10, 2013

“Salmon Confidential”

Alexandra Morton and Filmmaker Twyla Roscovich will be attending.

Follow biologist Alexandra Morton as she unravels the mysteries of B.C.’s declining salmon stocks using some of the world’s top fish labs.  What she uncovers should shock anyone who cares about the future of salmon and all that depends on them. This 70 minute film documents Morton’s long and dedicated journey as she attempts to overcome roadblocks thrown up by government agencies and bring critical information to the public in time to save B.C.’s wild salmon.  Learn about how fish farms are changing our coastal ecology, grassroots science-based activism and the shocking inner workings of government agencies tasked with overseeing our fish and the safety of our food supply.

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Annual Farming and Gardening Gala – March 6, 2013

                  Annual

Farming and Gardening Gala

Co-sponsored with Sooke Food CHI

Stories from Women Farmers, Old and New
Featuring:

- “Outstanding in Her field” – a film by and about women in sustainable agriculture produced in the 1990′s by the South Island Organic Producers Association, including Sooke’s Mary Alice Johnson of ALM Farms. This film had the aim “to inspire others to involve themselves in sustainable agriculture on any scale – to join us in this lifestyle that nurtures the ecosystem, our families and our communities and ourselves”.  An aim that has been realized in most remarkable ways.

-  Several short film clips featuring women farmers in Sooke, East Sooke and Metchosin discussing farming in 2013 as a preview to the planned “Outstanding in Her Field, the Sequel”.

-  A post screening panel of local farmers will celebrate the experience and unique contributions of women in sustainable agriculture, including such issues as farming with small children, the special roles of husbands of women farmers, access to farm land, the physical demands of farming and exploring why it is that so many new farmers are women.

- Booths in the foyer with a wonderful array of locally grown and made products, produce and seeds for sale plus information on gardening and farming in the community.

- Tea and goodies (by donation) made by the Culinary Arts students at Edward Milne High School featuring local ingredients.

- Gift baskets to give away.

Doors open at 6:45; film at 7:30

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Possibility – February 13, 2013

“Possibility”


A collection of short film clips from around the world that focus on creating a sustainable, vibrant, healthy, cooperative and merry community.  Featuring  the following titles from nextworldtv.com: “Bikes, Trees, Cafes”, “Local Share”, “First Permaculture Eco Village”, “50 Machines Needed For Life” ,  “Generation Waking Up”,  Mushrooms Break Down Toxic Waste”, “Straw Bale Homes”, “Worker Cooperatives”, “Local Living Economy” and “Fantastic Fungi”.

Post screening presentations from:

Members of The Village Farm, an ecovillage and farming cooperative in the making on 150 acres of farmland on Helgeson Road in Sooke (villagefarmblog.wordpress.com/)

The Harbourside Senior Co-Housing project planned for the current Sooke Ocean Resort property; a warm-up for their information session at the site on Feb. 16th.

Frederique Philip, owner of Sooke Harbour House, discussing “the boatification of Sooke”, a grass roots movement  that is ready to make a debut and gather ideas and people who are interested in beautifying the town of Sooke.

 

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