|Saturday, June 9th - 6PM|
Doors open at 6pm
Tonight’s screenings are generously presented by Denman Island Chocolate
7pm - The Polar Explorer
Canada, 2011, 52 minutes
Visiting the most remote and mysterious parts of our planet, this documentary presents a complete scientific profile of our rapidly changing Polar Regions. Showcasing the latest climate change discoveries being made in the Arctic and Antarctic, including new life on the ocean seabed and other previously inaccessible areas of the Arctic seas, the film represents years of study and exploration of these two regions. Following a historic journey featuring the work of 10 of the world’s foremost polar scientists who spent two weeks crossing the Arctic, the film compares and contrasts their findings with the latest studies being conducted at the other end of the earth – Antarctica. From polar bears to penguins, The Polar Explorer provides an up-to-the-minute status report on earth’s polar extremes. Written, directed and produced by Mark Terry.
7:55pm - The Pipe Dreams Project
Canada, 2011, 28 Minutes
Ryan Vandecasteyen and Faroe Des Roches
In May of 2010, Enbridge Inc. made an official application to build twined crude oil and condensate pipelines that would connect Alberta's Tar Sands to Kitimat, BC, and for the first time bring crude oil super tankers to BC's North Coast. In the fall of 2010, Curtis, Ryan and Faroe kayaked 900 km in opposition to this controversial pipeline.
Their journey leads them face to face with the complexity of the environmental assessment process, the difficulties local communities face in having their voices heard, and the growing resistance against the pipeline. Leaving the city behind for adventure and the exploration of the isolated and dangerous coast of British Columbia, they immerse themselves completely in one of the last truly wild places on Earth. The trio becomes deeply impacted by their experience, irreversibly entangled in the Pacific Northwest, and awakened to a world of power, politics and the question of democracy.
8:30pm - The Pipe
Ireland, 2009, 87 minutes
Risteard O’ Domhnaill