FEST FIELD TRIP

Environmental Film Screenings & Tours of the AGO’s Anthropocene Exhibit

Bring your class to the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival! This field trip includes film screenings for elementary and secondary students followed by a guided or self-guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), to further explore the film themes.

WHEN: October 30 – November 2, 2018

TICKETS: $12 per student (incl. tax). Teachers and chaperones are free.

Email schools@planetinfocus.org or call 416-531-1769 to book your seats by Friday, September 28, 2018

PRIMARY SCHOOL SHORTS PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SOLD OUT

ARRIVAL 10:00 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  

LUNCH 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM (Please remember to pack a lunch!)

GUIDED TOUR OF ANTHROPOCENE EXHIBIT 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

2018

PLASTIC IS FOREVER

Director: Dylan D’Haeze

What happens when you throw plastic trash away? Dylan, a 13-year-old filmmaker from the San Juan Islands, follows plastic trash to where it ends up, and shows how kids can help make a difference in a world that is increasingly dependent on plastic.

2018

DAM! THE STORY OF KIT THE BEAVER

Director: Kjell Boersma

While Kit is busy discovering the world, her clan is busy building a dam. During her adventures in the forest, Kit teaches her clan about the value of working with others and she learns that progress can come in many forms. Through generosity and compassion, we can build relationships that strengthen and grow in ways that we could never imagine.

2018

BECOMING

Director: Jan Van Ijken

A short film about the miraculous genesis of animal life. In great microscope detail, we see the “making of” an Alpine Newt in its transparant egg from the first cell division to hatching. The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans. In the film, we can observe a universal process which normally is invisible: the very beginning of an animal’s life.

2018

FINE DUST

Directors: Alessandra Boatto, Gloria Cianci, Sofia Zanonato 
The Earth succumbed to pollution, everything’s submerged by a sea of thin dark dust. A young woman has saved herself on board of an improvised raft and survives thanks to food she recovers in the abandoned city, plunging into the sea of dust.
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THE DRIP – A WETTISH TALE

Director: Tim Britton
 
A stop-frame animation exploring the issues that our water faces from pollution and misuse – from Source to Sea – all told in 5 minutes by a pencil, a brush and a hand.
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THE MOUNTAIN OF SGAANA

Director: Christopher Auchter

Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him. The film brilliantly combines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art, and is based on a story inspired by a old Haida fable.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL FILM PROGRAM

ARRIVAL Anytime between 10:30 – 11:30 AM

LUNCH If you would like to reserve lunch table at the AGO, please contact Sophia with the number of students and a time.

SELF- GUIDED TOUR OF ANTHROPOCENE EXHIBIT 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SCREENING 1:15 – 2:15 PM 

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THE RADICALS canleaf_small

Directors: Brian Hockenstein & Tamo Campos

The Radicals follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift from their respective sport into the world of activism. Together they journey across the West Coast of British Colombia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration and resistance. From the Tahltan fight for the Iskut Headwaters, BC Hydro’s corruption in Xwisten, art as resilience on Haida Gwaii, to a coastal uprising against fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island, each community teaches the athletes to understand what it means to be a true radical.

Combining visually stunning sport photography and behind the scenes footage from the frontlines, the film’s trajectory fulfils both the action-sport athlete’s quest for extreme landscapes and adventure while uncovering critical social issues and resistance.

Self-guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Anthropocene Exhibit to follow the screening. Planet in Focus will send teachers the Anthropocene App link and lesson plans to be downloaded in advance.