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Escape From Suburbia – Beyond the American Dream – Nov. 19, 2008

Hi moviegoers……Weds. Nov. 19th is the next Awareness Film Night. We will be showing the 2007 film “Escape From Suburbia – Beyond the American Dream”. A sequel to the 2004 film “The End of Suburbia”, this film examines, through personal stories and interviews, how peak oil and climate change have already begun to affect modern life in North America. “Escape” deals with issues such as energy crises, neighborhood gardens, the collapse of the American Way Of Life, transportation, urban density, local farming, industrial agriculture, over-population, renewable energy and governmental attitudes towards peak oil. Featuring Dr. David Suzuki, Guy Dauncey, James Howard Kunstler and O.U.R. Ecovillage in Shawnigan, “Escape From Suburbia” is a wake-up call that challenges the illusion of never-ending growth and provides viable alternatives for citizens and communities working at the local level.

After the screening there will be a chance for discussion and questions about what we can do locally to create strategies for change with Marika Nagasaka, Sheila Wallace and David Mallett from the Sooke Region Food CHI, a citizen group in the Sooke area that has been looking at practical solutions to the basic concern of food security in our own neighborhood.

Dara Rowland, producer of the film, has noted that “we’re paralyzed because we don’t know how to expect the unexpected anymore….as long as today looks like yesterday, people assume tomorrow will be a carbon copy of today. But we’re clearly entering a post-carbon age….Escape suggests individuals of vision and courage are emerging to lead a new way of thinking about how we live our lives responsibly”.

7 p.m. at Edward Milne Community School theatre. By donation


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