The Devil We Know (88 min.) The DuPont corporation brought us Teflon’s non-stick cookware and its key chemical ingredient, C8—now found in the bloodstream of 99 per cent of Americans. While concealing knowledge about C8’s harmful effects, DuPont contaminated the environment and falsely continued marketing Teflon products as safe. Hear from affected individuals who refused to go down without a fight.
Winner Impact Award Vancouver Int’l Film Festival
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The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and the audience picks for “Best of Fest” resulted in a tie between two inspirational films to be shown as a double bill.
First up will be Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives (63 min.) Singer, songwriter and social activist Holly Near has been performing for over 50 years and in the process created what Gloria Steinem called, “the first soundtrack of the women’s movement.”
Singing for Our Lives serves as an important testament to a time of protest, coalition building and international solidarity. Featuring Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, the late Ronnie Gilbert and others, this music-filled film speaks to anyone who believes in peace, justice, and equality.
Not to be missed is the newly-release film Treeline (40 min.) which celebrates the forests on which our species have always depended, and around which some skiers and snowboarders have based their entire lives. Follow a group of snow-seekers, scientists and healers as they explore the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecone pines of Nevada, delving deeper into the ways we are connected to trees and how trees network with each other. This is a beautiful, meditative film that will make you appreciate the importance of saving our forests.
Admission is by donation. All are welcome. FMI: 250 337 5412
“My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists that give them their spirit back” Louis Riel (1885)
Don’t miss this special screening of the powerful film, When They Awake (92 min.), co-hosted by World Community and the Immigrant Welcome Centre.
When They Awake documents a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous musicians whose voices are being heard in a moment of cultural and political resurgence. It is to this generation and their astonishing music that the film bears witness.
Featuring more than 20 artists, including modern trailblazers such as A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Leela Gilday, the Jerry Cans, and Iskwé, the film illustrates how native musicians are channeling the pain of the past into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. The film “is infused with so much positive energy, it practically bursts off the screen” writes Laurie Sarkadi, Yellowknife Edge
Everyone Welcome. Admission by donation. FMI contact Janet at 250 337-5412