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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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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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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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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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Season Premier “The Yes Men Are Revolting” October 7, 2015

For the last 20 years notorious activists The Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.  Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers […]

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