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|Title:||Rainforest-The Limit of Splendour|
|Date:||01.11.2013 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Location:||David Lam Building UVic MACA144|
|Description:||Film Screening with Film Maker Richard Boyce|
Fundraiser for Camas Books and Info shop!!
$10 Donation (no one turned away)
With the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline public hearings taking place the week leading up to this screening, the recent blockades to protect forests from logging by Island Timberlands on Cortes Island, resistance of the Unis'to'ten to the Pacific Trails Pipeline and protests at each of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project this film is as relevant as ever.
Inspired by a Kwakwaka’wakw clan chief, the filmmaker embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home with an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada. Guided by passion and a determination to honor reality, Boyce travels to the most remote corner of Vancouver Island, through some of the most intensive logging on the planet, into a wilderness on the brink of extinction. The film is an evocative journey to a wilderness on an ancient river flood plain, contrasting modern logging with forestry as practiced for ten thousand years by First Nations people. ‘Rainforest – The Limit of Splendour’ was awarded the prestigious “Mark Haslam Award’ at the 2012 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto and Best Mountain Culture Film at Whistler Film Festival 2011. Appreciated at festivals around the world this film brings a local issue to a global audience.
David Lam Building UVic MACA144
Friday January 11th at 7pm
Following the screening Medianet Director Peter Sandmark will facilitate a discussion panel with film maker Richard Boyce.
Brought to you by A Freeskool, Medianet, Camas Books and the UVic Art History Department.
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