2018 Program


Sea of Life (2017) 88 mins

Toronto-based filmmaker Julia Barnes was compelled to act when she realized how the ecosystems we depend on were in jeopardy. She learned to dive and set out on a mission to expose some of the biggest threats facing the ocean.

This film, Winner of the Cinema Verde Film Festival (2017) and of the EnviroFilm Festival (2017), takes audiences on a provocative journey, through the most stunning and threatened ecosystems on the planet. It shows how changes to oceans are disrupting the planet’s oxygen supply and irrevocably impacting marine life, but offers a rallying movement to save them.

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The Hundred Year Old Whale (2017) 15 mins

Mark Leiren-Young, a Vancouver based journalist and screenwriter, brings audiences a short film about the longest-living matriarch of Southern Resident killer whales with: The Hundred-Year-Old Whale. An official selection of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (2018), Water Docs (2018), ReFrame Film Festival (2018) and International Ocean Film Festival (2018), this short allows audiences to meet Granny, who lived off the coast of BC until she died last year.

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