FEST FIELD TRIP
Environmental Film Screenings & Tours of the Art Gallery of Ontario
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 22 – 25, 2019
TICKETS: $12 per student. Teachers and chaperones are free (up to four per school).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-531-1769 to book your seats
MIDDLE & SECONDARY SCHOOL FILM PROGRAM
ARRIVAL Anytime between 10:30 – 11:30 AM
LUNCH If you would like to reserve a lunch table at the AGO, please contact Sophia with the number of students and a time.
SELF- GUIDED TOUR OF THE AGO 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SCREENING 1:15 – 2:15 PM
*SOLD OUT on Wednesday, October 23 2019*
By: Petteri Saario | Finland | Documentary | 57 mins | Finnish with English Subtitles
Riikka Karppinen was a 15-year-old schoolgirl when Anglo American, an international mining giant, found nickel and copper deposits under her home village in northern Finland, 120 kilometres north of the Polar Circle. The discovery was described as the most significant of the century. But the ore lies underneath Riikka’s childhood paradise, a marshland reserve that is being protected because of its exceptional biodiversity. The film is a touching and encouraging portrait about a young miner’s daughter on the cusp of adulthood and her strong will to make a difference.
Preceded by the short film BEYOND US – A Last Story After the Collapse
Self-guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario to precede the screening.
The secondary school Fest Field Trip is sponsored by
PRIMARY SCHOOL SHORTS PROGRAM
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 THE AGO 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
*SOLD OUT on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24, 2019*
BIIDAABAN: THE DAWN COMES
Director: Amanda Strong
A young, gender non-binary Anishinaabeg collects sap ceremonially with 10,000-year-old shapeshifting Sasquatch in urban Ontario.
PERSON OF THE FOREST
Director: Melissa Lesh & Tim Laman
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans.
ALICE IN BORNEO’S WONDERLAND
Director: Oliver Deppert
Sixteen year old Alice dives through the Looking Glass into the underwater world of Borneo, learning to scuba dive, discovering sharks and finding the ocean wild is not all as it appears at the surface.
METAMORPHOSIS OF A BOTTLE CAP
Director: Kathryn Jankowski
HOW A SONG SAVED A SPECIES
Director: Rémi Cans
The discovery of Roger Payne and his team, that whales are intelligent animals and who play a crucial role in maintaining the ocean’s health, contributed to the creation of a global movement which led, years later, to a moratorium on industrial whaling.