Come learn more about World Community at our Annual General meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting, Filmmaker, Ed Carswell will show a sneak preview of a new film about World Community Coffee.
Carswell has just returned from a trip to Nicaragua and will share stories and video of his encounters at several coffee farms and co-ops in both Pancasan and Dalia, Nicaragua (the source of World Community Coffee). The farmers talk about the benefits of fairly-traded, organic coffee and what working with the co-ops has meant to their daily lives.
“It was an incredible experience. The images and sounds were all-encompassing”. says Carswell. “We were in some very remote areas with people eager to share their deep knowledge of the land and all its biological diversity. We learned how shade grown, organic coffee plantations can be part of a healthy ecosystem. In the tiny pueblo of Pancasan farmers sell not only coffee to the co-ops but also cocoa and milk. In the larger town of Dalia they sell coffee, cocoa, and honey.”
The film was partially funded by both World Community Coffee and Cafe Etico (CoDev). Carswellfilm.ca will create a short promo film for both organisations as well a a longer version.
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Everyone Welcome - For more info call (250) 337-5412
World Community’ works to foster greater awareness of the social, economic and environmental consequences of human activity at both the local and global levels.
A poem for the planet, Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. The film captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis, a crisis that is also an opportunity for transformation. Programmer Janet Fairbanks notes “The filmmakers use beautiful images throughout the film, including powerful installations from a variety of artists responding to the difficult issues we are facing. The life cycle of monarch butterflies serves as a metaphor for how we need to change from caterpillars eating everything in sight to a new way of being”.
The filmmakers are optimists even in the middle of the most dire crisis. Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world. Click Here to view the film trailer
Velcrow Ripper will join us via Skype for a post-screening discussion.
Admission by donation - Everyone Welcome
FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412
5 years ago, Vancouver filmmaker, Zack Embree set out on a mission: to understand the impacts of the Kinder Morgan pipeline on local communities and give a voice back to those who had been ignored by the National Energy Board process.
He interviewed residents affected by the 2007 inlet drive spill, and covered the protests on Burnaby Mountain - and journeyed to First Nations communities such as Fort Mackay, Alberta to witness the impacts of fossil fuel extraction, to New Brunswick where many of the energy workers are from, as well as to France for the Paris Climate talks.
What he found was a growing storm of opposition from all walks of life and confusion over Prime Minister Trudeau’s climate plan - how to achieve it while building a major oil pipeline?
Click HERE to watch the trailer
Admission by Donation, everyone welcome. FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412