The Green Film Series has announced its fall line-up of films. This special series organized by Sustainable Coast Magazine (sustainablecoast.ca) and the Gibsons Green Team in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Film Society (SCFS), features environmental-themed films shown at the Gibsons Heritage Theatre.
Scheduled for the months of September, October and November, the films will be shown on Mondays, alternating with the SCFS's regular schedule of films.
The opening film this Monday, Sept. 16, More Than Honey, brings the current bee crisis up close and personal. Using high-speed cameras and endoscopic lenses, the director, Marcus Imhoof, gives us the bee's perspective.
Five years in the making, the film addresses growing public concern about the ongoing crisis facing pollinators world-wide that has resulted in, among other things, the European Union implementing a two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.
Following the film, local beekeepers, along with Chris Hergesheimer of the One Straw Society, will engage in a panel discussion with the audience. The beekeepers will bring their wonderful local honey - including comb honey just harvested from their hives at the Botanical Garden - to sell after the screening.
The Oct. 28 film is Tiny: A Story About Living Small. This film follows one couple's attempt to build a "tiny house" with no building experience and raises questions about sustainability, good design and the true meaning of a smaller footprint.
Could you live in 133 sq. feet? Meet local tiny homeowners and builders after the screening for a discussion on living this lifestyle.
On Nov. 25 the film Do The Math produced by 350.0rg will be shown. This rousing documentary covers the rising movement in the United States to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. Connecting the dots between extreme weather, climate change and fossil fuel energy, Bill McKibben leads the call for fossil fuel divestment. Local climate change activists will participate in the after-film discussion.
Tickets are $8 for SC Film Society members, $10 for others (includes single-event membership fee). Screening times are at 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to make an on-line reservation, go to greenfilms.ca.
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