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Green Film Series Announced

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A new film series is coming to the Sunshine Coast this fall.

The Gibsons Green Team and Sustainable Coast Magazine. in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Film Society, are presenting the Green Film Series to be shown at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.  This special series will feature environmental-themed films, filmmakers, discussions to engage the audience and door prizes. The first three films are scheduled for the months of September, October and November. The films will be shown on Mondays, alternating with the SCFS's regular fall schedule of films.

The Clean Bin ProjectThe opening film is "The Clean Bin Project" which will be shown on September 19.  Filmmakers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin of Vancouver will attend the opening. This film follows Jen and Grant as they try to live completely waste free. Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted rivalry is set against a darker examination of the sobering problem of waste in North America.  Featuring interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert, Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour, and inspiration for individual action.

On October 24 "In Transition:  From oil dependence to local resilience" is the featured film. This film about the Transition movement is filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun. Members from the Powell River Transitions group are scheduled to attend and give their perspective and answer questions.

"White Water, Black Gold" is the film for November 28. This film is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canadian watersheds (Edmonton, Vancouver, Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, Kitimat) in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. Lavallee is scheduled to present his film and answer questions.

The Green Film series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action.

Tickets prices are $5 per person with a Film Society membership required. Membership fees are $15 per year or a $3 temporary membership for the single event. Annual memberships are available on the SCFS website at scfs.ca or at the door.They can also be purchased online at: http://scfs.ca/cost.html   Screening times are at 7:30 pm., doors open at 7 pm. The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC.


For more information on the web, go to greenfilms.ca

Contact: Green Film Series Co-ordinators:  Billie Carroll and Gayle Neilson via the greenfilms.ca website or at comcontactus[at] greenfilms [dot] ca

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