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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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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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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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“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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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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Farming and Gardening Gala March 12

Farming and Gardening Gala March 12    Co-presented with Sooke Food CHI            “Preserving Farmland” The evening will feature 3 short films:  “Hands Off the ALR Townhall Meeting” held in Sidney in November, “Growing Farmers” and “Hands in the Dirt”. Post screening discussion with Kimi and Kareno, featured in “Hands in the Dirt”, Javier […]

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Let’s Talk Trash! – Nov. 13, 2013

Let’s Talk Trash!          November 13 Featuring the film: “Trashed” 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 […]

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