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Halton Green Screens is an eco-film series that is organized by a group of local environmentalists to promote environmental awareness and projects.

Halton Green Screens is now in:

Oakville          Halton Hills        Milton          Burlington


We are happy to announce that Halton Green Screens will once again be returning to the Cinemas (formerly Encore) for our 2015-2016 eco-film series in Oakville. Movie nights will be the second Thursday of the month from September to November 2015, and January to June 2016. All films will start at 7:00 p.m. at 171 Speers Road, Oakville.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the snack bar. Starting on October 8, 2015, will be offering their BYOB (that's Bring Your Own Bowl) discount at all Halton Green Screens events! Help us make our events as close to waste-free as possible by bringing your own bowl, and your popcorn will cost only $2.50!

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Upcoming Film Screenings

Fall 2015:

All three films in our Fall Series are Canadian!

Thursday September 10

Partner: Halton Food Council

Speaker: Mike Mikulak, Halton Food Council
Mike will take us through a demo on how to make our own backyard composters!
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student


Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Film Length: 74 min

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Thursday October 8


Speaker:  Nicole Watt, Halton Region Waste Management
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student

Collect and bring any of the following items to the event to be recycled into new items by Terracycle:

  • Coffee bags
  • Cookie and cracker wrappers
  • Drink pouches
  • Cereal bags
  • Coffee pods

BYOB (that's Bring Your Own Bowl) and your popcorn will cost only $2.50!

The Clean Bin Project

Film Length: 53 min

Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”.

Thursday November 12

Partner: Environmental Defence

Speaker:  Heather Govender, Halton Green Screens
Heather will lead us in a hands-on workshop making personal care products and cleaning products! Each participant will leave with a recipes pamphlet.
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student

BYOB (that's Bring Your Own Bowl) and your popcorn will cost only $2.50!

Toxic Trespass

Film Length: 53 min

Toxic Trespass, a compelling new film on children's health and the environment, is a co-production of If You Love Our Children Productions and the National Film Board of Canada, with the support of Women's Healthy Environments Network (WHEN).

It investigates the growing evidence that we are conducting a large-scale toxicological experiment on our children, and explores what some scientists, doctors, activists and others are doing about it.

Past Film Screenings (Summer 2015):

Friday August 21
Activities start at 7, film starts at dusk

Partner: Town Councilors Pam Damoff and Cathy Duddeck,
and Cinemas

• Buy pizza or pop from the Kinsmen Club of Oakville, a freezie from Books with No Bounds, popcorn from, all in support of the Oakville Terry Fox Run
• Visit with Oakville Fire Department
• Free water bottle refills courtesy of the Town of Oakville
Leave the car at home. Ride your bike, walk or take Oakville Transit to Coronation Park. Visit and use the Trip Planner by Google to find the best route.
Admission:  FREE!


Film Length: 130 min

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Past Film Screenings (Spring 2015):

Thursday April 9

Sponsored by: Greening Sacred Spaces

Speaker: Christina Read, Greening Sacred Spaces
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student


Film Length: 102 mins

Origins is a stunningly ambitious documentary that challenges us to reevaluate our existence in the modern world, and embrace the simplicities that defined the beginnings of our species.

Thursday May 14

Partner: OakvilleGreen Conservation Association

Speaker:  TBA
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student


Flight of the Butterflies

Film Length: 60 mins

Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

Thursday June 11

Partner: Cycle Oakville

Sponsor:  Gears Bike Shop
Speaker:  Pam Damoff
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/student


Bike City Great City

Film Length: 41 mins

David Chernushenko, a city councillor in Ottawa, Ontario, is determined to make his hometown a better city for cycling. In 2011, the League of American Bicyclists and Share the Road Coalition recognized Ottawa with a Silver rating for bike friendliness. Silver is good, but it’s not Gold.

David wants Ottawa — and every American and Canadian city — to strive for Gold, and he’s going to take us on a ride to find out how it can be done. He’ll show us how Copenhagen set the gold standard for cycling and quality of life, and look at what some North American cities are doing right.

Past Film Screenings (Winter 2015):

Date: Thursday, 8-January-2015
Sponsored by: Charles Havill, Chartered Accountant
Speakers: Mervyn Russell 
Trailer: TBD 
Film Length: 112 mins

Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I was directed by Marty Callaghan and produced by the Inecom Entertainment Company.

This film examines the devastating conflict and Western political intrigue that laid the foundation for wars, coups, revolts and military interventions in the Middle East.

Thursday February 12

Sponsored by: Amnesty International

Speaker:  Wendy Belcher, Amnesty Oakville
Admission:  Free
This event is not suitable for children.


Film Length: 40 mins

Defensora is a documentary about a Mayan Q'eqchi' resistance against mining in Guatemala.

Children of the Jaguar

Film Length: 28 mins

The Sarayaku Indigenous community is determined to defend their basic rights. An oil company occupied their ancestral land without their consent. Now they have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their case to an international court. Their journey will take them from the Amazon to Costa Rica.

Thursday March 12

Partner: Oakville-Mississauga KAIROS

Tim Reynolds - Writer for Two Row Times
Nancy Rowe - Medicine Woman from Mississauga Nation; Consultant for the Peel School Board
Admission:  $5/adult, $2/child

Sacred Spirit of Water

Film Length: 58 mins

Sacred Spirit of Water speaks to how we will be impacted by the Canadian government's omnibus bills that eliminate protection for 99% of Canada's lakes and rivers and the Alberta government's potential plan to set up a provincial water market.

Cold Amazon

Film Length: 22 mins

This film highlights the importance and vulnerability of the mighty Mackenzie River watershed through the impassioned voices of those who rely on its health and work for its protection.

Past Film Screenings (Fall 2014):
Date: Thursday, 11-September-2014
Speakers: Dr. Khursheed Ahmed 
Trailer: TBD 
Film Length: 92 mins

Countdown to Zero is directed by Lucy Walker and produced by the Academy Award winning producers of An Inconvenient Truth, Lawrence Bender and Participant Media.

The film is a fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, exposing a variety of present day threats and featuring insights from a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Countdown to Zero is a chilling wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It tells the striking story of uncertainty, exposing the real possibility of nuclear disaster and revealing the truth behind an issue on which human survival itself hangs.

Speaker: Khurseed Ahmed will be taking questions at the event. Khursheed lives in Hamilton and is a graduate of McGill with a PhD. in Physics. He headed the computer services for the health Sciences at McMaster University until his retirement. He has been a long-time member of Physicians for Global Society and other peace groups in Hamilton.

Date: Thursday, 9-October-2014
Speaker: Michael Mikulak, Halton Food Council
Trailer: TBD
Length: 55 mins

Edible City is a 55 minute documentary film that introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system.

The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies.

Date: Thursday, 13-November-2014
Sponsored By: Greening Sacred Spaces
Speaker: TBD
Trailer: TBD
Film Length: 85 mins

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.
Oceans without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act.
The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the world, how hi-tech fishing vessels leave no escape routes for fish populations and how farmed fish as a solution is a myth.
The film lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster. 
Previous Screenings:
Date: Thursday, 16-January-2014
Sponsored by: Growing and Sharing of Food in Halton - an initiative of the Oakville Sustainable Food Partnership (OSFP)and Go Local Oakville (formerly Transition Oakville)
Speakers: Melanie and Alvaro, Plan B Organic Farms
Film Length: 75 minutes

Named 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".
Date: Tuesday, 4-February-2014
Speaker: Leslie Adams, Spokesperson for Halton-Peel Network for BioDiversity
Presented by: Dr. Daisy Radigan of New Dimensions of Ecospirituality

“Journey of the Universe” (2011) explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, and the rise of human consciousness. The film weaves together the findings of modern science with cultural traditions of the West, China, Africa, India, and indigenous peoples to explore cosmic evolution as a process of creativity, connection and interdependence.
Date: Tuesday, 25-March-2014
Sponsored By: KAIROS - Oakville/Mississauga, Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives made up of 11 member churches and church agencies.
Speaker: Diane L. Bloomfield, M.Sc., P.Geo of Conservation Halton
Trailer: Watermark
Film Length: 93 minutes

Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time.

We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.
Date: Tuesday, 22-April-2014 -- Earth Day!
Speakers: Dr. Daisy Radigan of New Dimensions of Ecospirituality
Film Length: 55 + 28 min.

An intimate and poignant portrait of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. Meet Rachel Carson through the superb acting of Kaiulani Lee, whose one-woman stage production inspired this documentary-style movie set at Rachel's seaside cottage in Maine. The film (2008) is both inspirational and compelling, calling for our continued vigilance to protect nature and a re-defining of our place to be within, not above, the natural world. is both inspirational and compelling, calling for our continued vigilance to protect nature and a re-defining of our place to be within, not above, the natural world.
Date: Tuesday, 20-May-2014
Sponsored by: FernRidge Landscaping, a local business building itself an international reputation for forward-thinking and sustainable landscaping.
Speaker: Sean James, President of Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting,
Film Length: 72 minutes

Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? We search for the disappeared Petite riviere St-Pierre in Montreal, the Garrison Creek in Toronto, the River Tyburn in London, the Saw Mill River in New York, and the Bova-Celato River in Bresica, Italy. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners!

Charles Havill, CA

Burlington Endodontics

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905-815-6185 x3

Or come visit us in the Halton Environmental Office at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).
2302 Bridge Rd., Oakville, ON