Planet in Focus - Environmental Film Screening

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Weldwood Lecture Theatre
Prince George

Free admission! Bring your own lunch.

12:00 - To the Ends of the Earth

1:00 - Q&A with director David Lavallee

1:15 - Kokota: the Islet of Hope

1:45 - Panel discussion

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To the Ends of the Earth (55 mins)

The rise of extreme energy, the end of economic growth, the people caught in the middle. To the Ends of the Earth is a feature documentary about the state of our energy system today, and the people we meet are uniquely positioned to watch this global crossroads unfold. For example, the mayor of an Inuit village in Canada’s high Arctic who is concerned that seismic testing for oil in the ocean is blowing up the eardrums of the animals that the Inuit hunt to survive.

To the Ends of the Earth’ brings forward the voices of those who not only denounce the rise of extreme energy, but also envision the new world that is taking shape in its stead: a future beyond the resource pyramid, a post-growth economy.

Kokota: the Islet of Hope (30 mins)

Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from an East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago he visited a tiny neighbouring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man possibly do?

This documentary tells the story of Mbarouk's quest to help Kokota. Meet resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and learn how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate and reforest their island.

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