The Ridge Theatre is hosting Vancouver’s first-ever all green film festival, Projecting Change, from May 8th to 11th. Projecting Change is an innovative organization focusing on promoting green and sustainable living through the use of entertaining and educational film festivals.
Through the strategic use of engaging films and inspiring speakers Projecting Change aims to increase awareness and promote change within the local community. Through these efforts all profits are invested back into local initiatives.
Some of the films include:
- FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Dir. Irena Salina, USA, 2007) Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. ‘Flow’ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
- KING CORN (Dir. Aaron Woolf, USA 2007) is a fun feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives a fast-food nation.
- EVERYTHING’S COOL (Dir. Daniel B. Gold & Judith Helfand, USA, 2007) as toxic comedy about global warming.
- MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS (Dir. Phelim McAleer, U.K., 2006) exposes the dark side of environmentalism and hacks away at the cosy image of environmentalists as well meaning, harmless activists.
- TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAAATHAI (Dir. Lisa Merton and Alan Dater, 2008) tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy.
- SAVING LUNA (Dir. Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit, Canada, 2007) is the true and heartfelt story about a young killer whale, nicknamed Luna, who was separated from his pod off the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Tickets and Passes can be purchased online.
Last modified: April 10, 2008