January 29 ISLAND GREEN Connects the Docs!
This post published on January 8, 2014
We are thrilled to present Connecting the Docs, the first in an innovative multi-city hybrid cinema series in partnership with the Canada Media Fund.
Post-script: Read through the Storify archive of the event here.
Hybrid Cinema: Connecting the Docs
Screenings of Millefiore Clarkes’ NFB documentary ISLAND GREEN will take place in Victoria, BC and in Charlottetown, PEI at 7pm local time on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. The screening of the film will be followed by post-screening discussion in both locations, and the two conversations will be connected via live stream, #opencinema Tweetchat and Facebook group discussion providing opportunities for online engagement on the issue, no matter where you are in the world. We want to connect the docs and their audiences across time and space!
Download the media release IslandGreenMediaRelease
See below for details about both the Victoria and the Charlottetown screenings and how to join the conversation virtually.
The Documentary Island Green
ISLAND GREEN a lyrical documentary that contemplates the future of farming on Prince Edward Island. It is a film that celebrates the work of all farmers, while asking a hopeful question: what if PEI went all-organic?
Through the combination of stirring poetry by Tanya Davis, intimate imagery of the bucolic island, and the wise words of some of PEI’s most innovative farmers – ISLAND GREEN offers a possible way forward for the future of the family farm.
Millefiore Clarkes’ NFB film ISLAND GREEN explores the question: What if Prince Edward Island went 100% organic? The same question can be asked about Vancouver Island, especially in the light of the impending changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).
It’s a question that is becoming all to important, especially with the December 2013 publication of the UN’s Trade and Environment Review ‘Wake Up Before It’s Too Late’, which concludes that organic and small-scale farming is the answer for “feeding the world,” not GMOs and monocultures. Read more here.
Find out more about the film ISLAND GREEN
Read about filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes
Visit the Facebook event page
Episode #6 in our Cinema-in-Season series in collaboration with FoodRoots, Vancity and sponsored by the Victoria Public Market.
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
Cash bar, pizza, brownies, and door prizes.
$10-20 suggested donation at the door.
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION:
Watch the Livestream and join the conversation virtually, starting at 3pm PST (7pm AST) on January 29 here!
Presented in collaboration with PEI Certified Organic Producers Co-op.
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION:
- Ian Petrie – Journalist;
- Mark Bernard – Organic Farmer – Barnyard Organics
- Margie Loo – Organic Farmer – Elderflower Organic Farm
- Phil Ferraro – Director, Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd., Executive Director PEI ADAPT Council and General Manager, PEI Farm Centre Association
Watch the Livestream and join the conversation virtually starting at 3pm PST (7pm AST) on January 29 here!
The conversation has already started!