Planet in Focus & Evergreen Brick Works: Film Nights in the Valley
Join us at the Evergreen Brick Works this summer for documentary film screenings exploring issues from waste to food security to transportation, featuring titles from the 2011 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival.
Film Nights in the Valley
Tuesday, July 17, July 31 and August 14, 2012
Doors: 6:30pm; Showtimes: 7:30pm
Evergreen Brick Works: BMO Atrium
$10 suggested donation
All attendees will have their name entered into a draw to WIN a pair of Festival Passes to the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, October 10-14 2012!
July 17, 2012
Growing your own food can be fun, easy and rewarding and done anywhere—even in the back of an old pick-up truck. Truck Farm takes us to the streets of New York City with Ian Cheney, whose only place to plant a garden is in the back of his truck.
With greenroof technology, heirloom seeds and originality Cheney makes an edible and original garden for all to enjoy. Featuring nutritionist Marion Nestle, chef Dan Barber, and musical narration by the Brooklyn band The Fishermen Three, Truck Farm begins a new discussion on urban agriculture and community garden projects.
The Clean Bin Project
July 31, 2012
Partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head in a battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in a year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of waste in North American society, and the duo struggles to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale impacts of our “throw-away society.”
Featuring interviews with renowned environmental artist Chris Jordan and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour and inspiration for individual action.
Solar Taxi: Around the World with the Sun
August 14, 2012
What began as a childhood dream is now an epic 18-month adventure spanning the globe. Making history as the world’s first circumnavigator powered exclusively by the sun, Swiss school teacher Louis Palmer and his homemade Solartaxi have set out to prove to the world that a zero emission car is not a dream.
With stops at the United Nations World Climate Change Conference and renewable energy expos and research centres worldwide, Louis demonstrates to a multitude of passengers—including princes, movie stars, politicians and scientists—that solar energy is not only functional and efficient, but a reliable alternative to fossil fuels.
Director: Daniel Thomaser
Germany / 2010 / 68 min. / Documentary