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Season Premiere October 18, 2017 “The True Cost” and Fair Clothing Faire

The Fashion Industry is one of the largest polluters and producers of waste on the planet.  Who knew?  Then there is the well-known unsafe working conditions and poorly paid workers, which has not improved even tho it has come into the occasional media limelight over the past 10 years.  It is well past time for […]

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December 14, 2016 “For the Love of Music”

  A collaboration between Awareness Film Night, the Sooke Philharmonic Society and Harmony Project Sooke The evening will be a benefit for the Harmony Project and will feature 3 short films followed by live music and mulled cider and seasonal goodies in the theatre foyer. The original Harmony Project was founded L.A. by Dr. Margaret Martin […]

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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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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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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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Twenty Years of Awareness Celebration – December 10, 2014

Awareness Film Night will celebrate 20 years of presenting monthly documentaries on topics normally disregarded by the mainstream media with a re-screening of the first film we screened back in 1994: “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media“. Mark Achbar (“The Corporation”) and Peter Wintonick’s award-winning documentary presents Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political […]

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A (VIDEO) EVENING WITH CHARLES EISENSTEIN May 14, 2014

2013/2014 Season Finale A (VIDEO) EVENING WITH CHARLES EISENSTEIN Author of “Sacred Economics – Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition” and “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”. Some quotes from Charles: “We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born in to a new normal: a new […]

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Empowered: Power From the People – Jan 8, 2014

Tompkins County New York is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the U.S. and yet the residents are proving that they can meet their energy needs through totally renewable resources.  From solar and wind to geothermal and even biodiesel, this film tells the story of one community’s role in the energy independence revolution.  […]

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Sacred Science – Oct. 9, 2013

October 9, 2013 Season Premiere Sacred Science 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, […]

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