Welcome to Season 10 of the Be The Change Film Series. We are proud to present this years amazing line up of films. You’ll see the best films our selection panel could find. We hope you enjoy!
All proceeds are going to Elephant Thoughts and The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust.
Directed by David McIlvride and Roger Williams.
The impact of fast fashion is not just about being insta-trendy. It’s also causing insta-pollution, insta-impact, insta-destruction on our rivers through toxic chemical waste. As noted in the film: “There is a joke in China. They say you can predict the “it” colour for the season by looking at the colour of the river”
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments, both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Directed by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell
“Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film – a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.“
Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Inuit have always been an afterthought in international discussions around seal hunting. We are casualties of a faraway war. Seal hunting was a moral hot topic in the 70’s and 80’s, and has once again gained the world’s attention, but times have changed since then. Aaju Peter has learned the language of the law, and now she is working with young Inuit who speak the language of media.
This time, Inuit will have a voice.
Directed by Jonathan Schienburg
There is one place on Earth where the impacts of climate change are most profound and yet practically invisible: the oceans. As global emissions soar, the oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic, creating unbearable living conditions for all marine life and threatening precious ecosystems. Joshua Jackson travels to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to look at the devastating impacts of ocean warming on the world’s largest reef system and the predicted impact of ocean acidification. In the Philippines, he looks at the impact of climate change in a place where hundreds of millions of people rely on healthy reefs for food, income and protection from storms. Oceans, which cover 70 percent of the world, are crucial to our species’ survival. What will happen if our life-support system is disrupted? Without healthy oceans, we have everything to lose.
All shows are at 5pm and 7:30
Musical guest at 6:45
Simcoe Street Theatre
65 Simcoe St