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“Planet in Focus film festival in Toronto offers a new, more nuanced look at climate change.”

Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail, October 11, 2019

“For the last 20 years, the Planet in Focus Environment Film Festival has helped raise moviegoers’ awareness about the many, many issues affecting this all-too vulnerable world we share.”

Jason Anderson, Toronto Star, October 14, 2019

“Now heralded as an Indigenous Water Warrior, 15-year-old Peltier was in Toronto this past weekend to receive the Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero Award at the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. In recent months, she’s received a surge of international attention, and rightfully so—there aren’t many with the guts to stand up to the world’s most powerful leaders.”

Jen, McNeely, She Does The City, October 22, 2019

“Toronto’s annual festival of films about the perils facing the environment, Planet in Focus presents many grim topics for viewers to worry about but there are stories and people who’ll inspire you, too. That’s the aim of Youth Unstoppable, a celebration of the many young eco-warriors and activists who are doing all they can to protect the Earth and tackle the climate-change crisis.”

Jason Anderon, Toronto Star, October 21, 2018

“If you think Planet In Focus is just a lineup of eco-docs, think again: [Programs Director] Cannito says the festival has broadened its scope to better ‘enlighten, engage and entertain audiences through film. Over the years, we’ve expanded to include events for all ages and represent a broader definition of environmentalism.”

Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine, October 24, 2018

“Young activist meets Eco-hero. We talk with activist Hannah Alper about changing the world and meeting David Suzuki at the 17th annual Planet in Focus International Film Festival last week.”

OWL Magazine, October 27, 2016

“In front of a small gathering of family members, friends, and media members, Suzuki met with 10 young “eco-heroes” for a roundtable discussion on environmental activism. The event was part of the Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto and the discussion was, as Suzuki himself noted, nothing short of amazing.”

Phillip Dwight Morgan,, October 26, 2016