Thanks to everyone who came out on Wednesday night to see Dr. Vandana Shiva in conversation accompanied by a screening of The Living Seed! Dr. Shiva joined us to kick off the festival with a key-note address and accepted her Planet in Focus International Eco-Hero Award for her work as an author and scientist.

Thanks to Adria Vasil of Ecoholic for hosting the event and thanks so much to Dr. Shiva for being such a huge inspiration! Check out the rest of the amazing events taking place this week HERE. Beautiful photos courtesy of Toronto photographer Allan Lissner.

A HUGE thank you to our Festival Sponsors who made this event possible: The Backyard Urban Farm CompanyPure + simpleEccoBellaLife Without PlasticDynamix Solutions and Animal Alliance of Canada. For a full list of the amazing organizations and institutions that make Planet in Focus Film Festival possible, please visit us here









Photo Credit: Allan Lissner

October 23, 2015

Our Evening with Dr. Vandana Shiva

October 23, 2015


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