Date: Monday – March 19, 2018, 7PM
Discussant: Dr. Stefan Kienzle
A decade after the Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth (2006), brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore continues his tireless fight to educate the next-generation of climate champions. Eye-opening and alarming, this compelling follow-up shows that while the stakes have never been higher, solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach.
Human Flow (140 min)
Date: Tuesday – March 20, 2018, 7PM
Director: Ai Weiwei
Captured in 23 countries, Human Flow follows the stories of millions of desperate refugees and migrants searching for shelter, safety and justice across the globe. Over 65 million people have been forced from their homes to escape war, famine and climate change in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow is an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
Secret State of North Korea (54 min)
Date: Wednesday – March 21, 2018, 7PM
Director: James Jones
Discussant: Trevor Page
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is the world’s youngest dictator. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world, and what the world sees of North Korea. Using footage smuggled from inside and never-before- told stories from defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse at how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment or worse.
Food Evolution (92 min)
Date: Thursday – March 22, 2018, 7PM
Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Panel: Trevor Aleman, Dr. John Laurie, Knud Petersen
Food is one of our basic needs. Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, 'Food Evolution' shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.
Wildlife of the Oldman River Valley (44 min)
Date: Friday – March 23, 2018, 7PM
Director: Rick Andrews
Discussant: Rick Andrews
Set in the Oldman River Valley of southern Alberta, this documentary film follows the valley’s wildlife through each of the four seasons. Filmed by local wildlife photographer and filmmaker Rick Andrews, this documentary also includes underwater and night footage that together provide additional and unique insights into wildlife behaviour that even frequent visitors to this river valley may not have seen before.
The Land Beneath Our Feet (60 min)
Date: Saturday – March 24, 2018, 2PM, Matinee
When the lost footage from the 1920s depicting a corporate land grab in the early days of globalization arrives back in Liberia in West Africa, it sparks inquiry into how Liberians lost sovereignty over the very land that sustains them. The Land Beneath Our Feet is a powerful documentary that weaves together how the past has shaped land-conflicts in Liberia as well as the negative impacts on its people's livelihoods.