The Sierra Club Victoria Group, CineVic and Denman Island Chocolate have banded together to co-sponser a film festival this weekend featuring a wide range of films about energy. So break out the popcorn...er, Denman Island Chocolate bars and head on down to check it out.
All films are at St. Anne's Academy, 835 Humbolt St, and guest speakers will also be in attendance.
Friday, February 16th at 7pm – Too Hot Not to Handle
A primer on climate change from a producer of "An Inconvenient Truth", this documentary shows how businesses, local governments and citizens are taking positive actions to reduce global warming emissions. www.hbo.com/docs/programs
Friday, February 16th at 9pm – Oil on Ice
An intimate portrayal of the native Gwich'in Indians taking on powerful global energy interests to prevent invasive oil operations in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's fragile caribou calving grounds. www.oilonice.org (90 minutes)
Saturday, February 17th at 7pm – Being Caribou
A young couple with a 15-inch George W. Bush replica doll follow the Porcupine Caribou Herd on foot from the Yukon to the caribou calving grounds in Alaska and then end up on the steps of the US Capitol. www.beingcaribou.com (72 minutes)
Saturday, February 17th at 9pm – Power Trip
Emmy Award winner Paul Devlin captures a comic clash of cultures that combusts when an American energy company (AES) tries to transform the dysfunctional electricity distribution system in Tblisi, the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. www.powertripthemovie.com (85 minutes)
Sunday, February 18th at 7pm – Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
This documentary takes a hard look at the stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting the "new Indian wars". www.katahdin.org (90 minutes)
Sunday, February 18th at 9pm – Shorts Binge
A selection of short films that examine everything from biodiesel to alternative enegy.
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