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24th Season Premiere October 10, 2018: ERA OF MEGAFIRES with Jens Wieting

    Why wildfires have gotten worse – and what we can do about it. The rise of highly destructive megafires has become one of today’s most pressing and complex problems. This 2018 film is a 60 minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessberg of Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest […]

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April 11, 2018 Farm and Film Gala

The 8th Annual Farm and Film Gala co-presented with Sooke Region Food CHI will feature vendors of farm and garden supplies, seeds, plants and locally grown/made produce and wares, info tables from regional non-profits concerned with sustaining our beautiful community, local teas and garden-inspired goodies from the EMCS culinary arts  students, gift baskets and the […]

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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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May 10th, 2017 Season Finale “Power To Change – The Energy Rebellion”

  This 2016 film from Germany outlines a wealth of green-friendly innovations and the figures behind them.  Energy alternatives such as celitement, biogas, kite-powered ships and passive houses are all explored along with the more well-known solar, wind and electric cars.  The film shows the conflict over Germany’s energy revolution which began as a grassroots […]

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April 12, 2017 Farm and Film Gala – Co-presented with Sooke Region Food CHI

Featuring the film “Seed: the Untold Story”, farm-related vendors and non-profit groups in the theatre foyer, tea and goodies and gift baskets. 94% of the Earth’s seed diversity has disappeared. “Seed: The Untold Story” is a well-paced, up to date, beautifully filmed and comprehensive movie that details why this has happened, what it means for […]

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March 8, 2017 Toad People

             A Story of Hope.  B.C. currently has no law to protect endangered species.  But everywhere in the province local communities are taking action to stand up for species at risk – western toads, barn owls, mountain caribou, Oregon spotted frogs and more.  For the last 4 years co-directors Mike […]

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January 11, 2017 “An Evening With Andrew Nikiforuk” plus “A Last Stand for Lelu”

                  Co-sponsored with Transition Sooke Author and journalist Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for over 2 decades.  His articles have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications, including The Walrus, Mac Leans, Canadian Business, Georgia Straight, Equinox, Chatelaine, and Harrowsmith. A […]

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Nov. 9th “What’s Up With Site C?”

  The proposed Site C dam that would flood B.C.’s beautiful Peace River Valley is slowly going ahead despite the fact that it will drown 12,000 hectares of valuable farming land, key North American wildlife habitats including a UNESCO Wildlife Reserve in Alberta and many First Nations traditional hunting and fishing areas and has been […]

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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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