The REEL CHANGE SustainAbility Film Festival is coming to Kamloops again October 17 to 19, 2013, and this year’s line-up is truly inspiring!
Hosted by the Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) and sponsored by BC Hydro Power Smart, the festival presents a series of acclaimed documentaries on a variety of current sustainability issues including the organic food industry, threatened wild salmon, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and human survival.
The intention of the festival is actual behaviour change, and nothing inspires like film. “The topics are very relevant, and close to home,” says Kamloops festival organizer Marcia Dick. “Each of the films carries a meaningful message and, in my case, has resulted in real changed behaviour. I ride my bike as much as possible, hang-dry my clothes, compost, eat organic food, refuse to buy farmed salmon, and continually look for new ways to lessen my impact on our planet’s resources.”
The two feature presentations, REVOLUTION and SALMON CONFIDENTIAL, are being shown, respectively, on October 18 and 19, and both at 7 PM at the Kamloops Yacht Club. The festival opens October 17 at 7 pm with a showing of Lost Rivers at the Kamloops Art Gallery. Also playing October 19 at the Kamloops Yacht Club will be Hungry for Change at 10 am, Plastic Paradise at 1 pm, and In Organic We Trust at 3:30 pm.
“Last year we offered the documentaries for free to teachers and professors,” says FOF’s Joanne de Vries, “and it was highly successful. Within a week we had more than ten showings lined up. In total, more than 300 students participated. This year’s line-up is stronger still and we know people will be excited about the amazing variety of topics and styles.”
FOF is very excited about making these films available to any teacher, professor, student club, or local group for free. “This is a very exciting time when people all over the world are trying to bring sustainability into the mainstream,” explains de Vries, “and we want to be part of making that happen. Schools are centres of learning and innovative change, and we expect that these documentaries will trigger ideas that will help accelerate the move toward this community’s social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being.”
For more information visit http://freshoutlookfoundation.org/events/reel-change-sustainability-film-festival/
A big thank‐you to BC Hydro Power Smart for making this event possible!
For more information about REEL Change contact Marcia Dick 778-470-5695 or firstname.lastname@example.org