Let’s Talk Trash! – Nov. 13, 2013

Let’s Talk Trash!          November 13

Featuring the film:

“Trashed”

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In this 2013 British documentary by filmmaker Candida Brady, Jeremy Irons travels the world to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem.  Although not a pretty picture, there is some hope as the film turns from the alarming results of ignoring trash to some solutions, including an entire city which is now virtually waste-free.

Post screening discussion with Laura Byrne, Parks and Environmental Services Coordinator, District of Sooke and Sooke Mayor Wendal Milne.  A chance to discuss your ideas and concerns about how the community can more effectively deal with garbage and reduce the amount of waste we produce.

Booths in the theatre foyer:

* A mini fair featuring local Upcyclers and their creative wares.  This could be a chance to do some sustainable early Christmas shopping. Upcyclers are: Dana Sitar – http://sookefinearts.com/gallery-awards/2011-2/ ; Love In Everything – http://loveineverything.blogspot.ca ; Hollow Tree – find them on Facebook; Earth Elf – www.earthelf.ca; Jenn Bell – www.discardedcouture.org

* Info on CRD recycling and Sooke Street Bank (neighborhood lending and giving, sharing skills and posting notices – www.streetbank.com)

* Free gift exchange table (BRING A “GIFT” OF A SMALL USABLE ITEM THAT YOU NO LONGER NEED)

Door prize.

Doors open at 6:30; film at 7:00

 

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Sacred Science – Oct. 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

Season Premiere

Sacred Science

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This films follows the journey of 8 people from the developed world, each with an “incurable” chronic illness, who spend one month in seclusion in the Amazon jungle looking for one last chance to be healed.  These men and women who are debilitated from diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and alcoholism, take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men.  They are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process.

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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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