Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources

Halton Hills EcoFilm Fest

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.

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2017 Screenings

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – “After The Last River”
After the Last River connects personal stories from the Attawapiskat First Nation to industry agendas (De Beers mine) and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is an imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.
Trailer
Speaker: Vicki Lean, Film Director

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – “Genetic Roulette –The Gamble of Our Lives”
Never-Before-Seen-Evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. Gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, inflammatory diseases, and infertility are just some of the problems implicated in humans, pets, livestock, and lab animals that eat genetically modified soybeans and corn.
Trailer
Speaker: Debbie Morton, P.O.W.E.R. Board Member

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – “The Messenger: Imagine a World without Birdsong
A visually stunning piece, this movie will take you from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to explore the human impact on these songbirds, and the mass depletion across continents.
Trailer
Speaker: Don Scallen, President, Halton /North Peel Naturalists Club
2nd Screening: Sunday, June 4, 2017 Trinity United Church, Acton

 

 

Past 2017 Screenings
Jan 18 ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’ Trailer Speaker: Ron Groves, Plug’n Drive
Feb 22 ‘Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story’ Trailer Speaker: Ron Groves, Plug’n Drive

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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    March 20, 2017    

    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