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Halton Green Screens, a monthly eco-film series, is a partnership between Encore Cinemas and a group of local environmentalists. Films with an environmental focus are shown at 7PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month, followed by a short mediated discussion, at Encore Cinemas in Oakville.
Unfortunately the Halton Green Screens 2013 Series has been cancelled due to lack of funding and volunteers. As much as we love the series, it was not feasible to continue to run the series this year. We are asking for individuals who would be interested in assisting the group with fundraising, marketing/communication and leadership activites to please contact BevSamuel@gmail.com
Nov 15 - CANCELLED"White Water, Black Gold" is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world's thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands."White Water, Black Gold" is a sober look at the untold costs (to water and people) associated with developing the second largest deposit of "oil" in the world
December - no screening (Happy Holidays!!)
Jan 17 - CANCELLEDThe Big Fix uncovers one of the greatest environmental coverups in recent history - the 2010 BP oil spill. Critically acclaimed, The Big Fix was the only documentary selected by the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for an Official Selection Premiere, is Winner of the International Film and Water Festival and Winner of the Italian Environmental Film Festival.
Feb 21 - CANCELLEDCall of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth's life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.
Mar 21 - CANCELLEDBag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.
Apr 18 - CANCELLEDRousing, Reactionary and Entertaining, FUEL examines wide-ranging energy solutions, the faltering US auto and petroleum industries, and the mindset toward alternative energy. FUEL won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, was selected as a New York Times Critics' Pick and was Shortlisted for an Academy Award.
May 16 - CANCELLEDIn 2011, the world population reached 7 billion. This film breaks a 40-year taboo, bringing light to an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crisis: overpopulation. Population has been top of the international agenda since dominating the first Earth Day in 1970. It is a difficult topic because of the sensitivity of the surrounding issues. Yet we cannot afford to ignore it. Today, nearly 1 billion people still suffer from chronic hunger. Compounded with our ravenous appetite for natural resources, population growth is putting an unprecedented burden on our life system. More people equals more problems. Overpopulation is a symptom of a "domination system". Human history has glorified the domination of man. To break this pattern, we must change our conquering mindset into a nurturing one and the first step is to raise the status of women worldwide.
June 20 - CANCELLEDDeveloped, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC. and WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN", LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud'homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.
June 20 - CANCELLEDNamed one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores of the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm "exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture".
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