Welcome to season 9 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! Roll-em.
All proceeds are going to Elephant Thoughts and The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust.
Directed by Paul David Kennamer Jr.
Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, half of all adults in the U.S. struggles with chronic conditions including: cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction. The Eating You Alive team traveled across the USA interviewing medical experts and researchers, Hollywood talent, gourmet chefs, passionate bloggers and transformed people, exploring the reasons we’re so sick, who’s fed us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.
Directed by Matt D’Avella
How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
The movie follows Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus as they crossed the country a couple years ago promoting their book “All That Remains.” Interwoven are interviews with the two men about how they went from stressed out, consumer-crazed corporate strivers to blissed out paragons of pared down living and dispensers of hugs.
Directed by Nettie Wild
Koneline is an art film set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation of Northern BC which captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. With politics, drama, and humour, Koneline smashes stereotypes and explores different ways of seeing—and being: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. KONELĪNE: does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry.
Directed by Jessica Yu
Most of us perceive world population to be still growing at an alarming rate, with declining births in the developed world being offset by growing populations in the developing world. Are these claims of population explosion outdated scaremongering or do they still bear truth? Taking cues from the groundbreaking research of statistics guru, Hans Rosling, Misconception offers a fascinating glimpse at our world tackling population shifts. Academy award-winning director Jessica Yu humanizes macro population trends by exploring how top-down policy decisions by affect three individuals. Misconception takes on this highly-charged political territory delivering human insights into how we are ultimately all striving for the same goal.
Directed by Jon Betz & Taggart Siegel
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Directed by Vicki Lean
After the Last River is a complex examination of a community under pressure. Poverty, neglect, and isolation combine to force the remote reserve of Attawapiskat into accepting a De Beers diamond mine on its traditional territory. As the mine removes billions of dollars worth of diamonds, the promised jobs barely materialize and the community is threatened by potentially devastating contamination. Through interviews with executives and government, and day-in-the-life footage of the community, Filmmaker Lean weaves a tapestry of the native issues, industry agendas and government policies, effecting indigenous rights and inspiring Idle No More activism today.
All shows are located at:
Simcoe Street Theatre
65 Simcoe St