HHCCP.O.W.E.R., in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills and its Office of Sustainability, offers an eco-educational focus through this entertaining and informative series of eco-documentary films and guest speakers.

Five EcoFilm Screenings take place in the winter/spring months at the John Elliott Theatre, 9 Church St. Georgetown.
Tickets are $10./Adults, $5./Students, available at the Georgetown Library, at www.haltonhills.ca/theatre or by calling the Box Office at 905-877-3700.

Become an EcoFilm Fest sponsor and enjoy promotion opportunities via our event posters and our website, as well as at our venue on screening nights.

This community based initiative supports the Town’s Strategic Plan for enhancing the quality of life through a focus on cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, environmental health and social well-being.

2018 Screenings

Theatre of Life – Wednesday, January 24
Theater of Life is about the Refettorio Ambrosiano, an extraordinary soup kitchen conceived by renowned chef Massimo Bottura during the Milan 2015 World’s Fair. Massimo invited 60 of the world’s best chefs to join him to cook for refugees and the homeless of Milan. All meals were made from the waste food of Expo. Trailer

Call of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees – Wed, Feb 28
Call of The Forest is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential eco-system. Trailer

The Peel Project – Thursday, March 22 – World Water Day
Six artists paddle into the Arctic Circle — A film of Art, Wilderness & Canadian Identity.
The Peel highlights the landscape, culture and wildlife of the Peel River Watershed (PRW) in Yukon/Northwest territories and its vulnerability to mining and oil exploration —decisions that are being continuously fought. Trailer

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Thurs, April 26 – Earth Week
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Former 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, the solutions to the climate crisis are still within our reach. Trailer

Bikes vs. Cars – Thurs, May 23 – International Day for Biological Diversity
Bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute by bike daily, Bikes vs. Cars looks at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models.  Trailer

Call of the Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees – Sunday, June 3 – World Environment Day Second screening – Trinity United Church, Acton;
Call of The Forest is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential eco-system. Trailer

2017 Screenings
Jan 18 ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’
Feb 22 ‘Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story’
Mar 22 ‘After The Last River’
Apr 12 ‘Genetic Roulette- The Gamble of Our Lives’
May 17 (Georgetown) Jun 4 (Acton)  ‘The Messenger: Imagine a World without Birdsong’

2016 Screenings
Jan 21 ‘The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism, & Community’
Feb 25 ‘COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret’
Mar 24 ‘Water on the Table’
Apr 28 ‘Dirt! The Story with Heart and Soul’
May 19 (Georgetown) Jun 5 (Acton) ‘More Than Honey: What Are the Bees Telling Us?’

2015 Screenings
Jan 27 ‘Into the Arctic II‘
Feb 24 ‘To Make a Farm‘
Mar 22 ‘Watermark‘
Apr 9 ‘Bottled Life‘
May 12 ‘A Sense of Wonder’

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admin · March 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Film Director to Speak at Ecofilm
By Daisy Radigan
P.O.W.E.R.

Victoria Lean, Producer, Director and Writer of the award-winning feature documentary, After the Last River, is to be Guest Speaker at the screening on Wednesday, March 22, at the John Elliott Theatre at 7:30. The ecofilm will honour World Water Day 2017.

Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view (POV) documentary that connects personal stories from Attawapiskat to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others. “While my primary interest was initially with the threat of mercury contamination, it expanded to the community’s rights to education, healthcare, housing and a clean and safe environment. One of the goals of the film is to draw attention to a number of intersecting challenges.” Also in attendance will be:
• Sheri Longboat, PhD Professor, University of Guelph – Water Security for First Nations
• Cathy Elliott, Mi’kmaq artist / musician
• Janet Wilson, Author and Illustrator – “Shannen and the Dream for a School”
• Tauni Sheldon, Inuit – Davis Inlet experience
• Connie Karlsson – Inuit Outreach Program
• Janet Kuzniac community rep opposing the proposed Norval Quarry in the Greenbelt Natural Heritage System in North West Brampton.
• Darlene Green, Halton Hills Library
• Jennifer Spence, Office of Sustainability
• Ryan Colwell, Investment Planning Corporation, EcoFilm Sponsor
• Leslie Adams, P.O.W.E.R.
Halton Hills EcoFilm Fest 2017 Tickets on site $10. /Adults; $5. /Students.
http://www.haltonhills.ca/theatre; http://www.powerhalton.ca

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