Michael Holding

Fracking the Peace
Fracking the Peace

How ‘natural’ is liquified ‘natural’ gas? The film Fracking the Peace (35 min) tells how fracking for ‘natural’ gas has negatively impacted the lives of people living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC.   Join World Community and the Dogwood for a screening of the film and discussion on Friday, December 3 at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College.

Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.
Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.

Threads Closing Night 8:00 pm SID 32 min. Collective Eye Films, 2017 Director: Kathy Stevulak Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of India, artist Surayia Rahman finds a new life in Bangladesh teaching impoverished mothers...

Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.
Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.

Soufra Closing Night 8:40 pm SID 72 min. Hydro Studios, 2018 Director: Thomas MorganExecutive Producer: Susan Sarandon Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69 year-old Burl...

The Reluctant Radical – 10:00 am UNS 77 min.
The Reluctant Radical – 10:00 am UNS 77 min.

The Reluctant Radical Saturday 10:00 am UNS 77 min. 2018 Director: Lindsey Grayzel www.thereluctantradicalmovie.com If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The documentary, The Reluctant Radical,...

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story – 10:00 am LNS 75 min.

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story – 10:00 am LNS 75 min.

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story Saturday 10:00 am LNS 75 min. Cargo Film and Releasing, 2018 Director: Ashley BellCinematography: Van Royko Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life-threatening.  There is no need to abuse an elephant to...

1948: Creation and Catastrophe – 10:00 am FFR 85 min.

1948: Creation and Catastrophe – 10:00 am FFR 85 min.

1948: Creation and Catastrophe Saturday 10:00 am FFR 85 min. Collective Eye Distribution, 2018 Director: Andy Trimlett & Ahlam Muhtaseb Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis,  1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals...

Kus-Kus-Sum: Unpave Paradise – 11:35 am FFR 7 min.

Kus-Kus-Sum: Unpave Paradise – 11:35 am FFR 7 min.

Kus-Kus-Sum: Unpave ParadiseSaturday 11:35 FFR 7 min. www.projectwatershed.ca, 2018 Filmmaker: Jessica SpeckThe community of the Comox Valley is banding together to tackle a large and ambitious restoration project - unpaving paradise at Kus-Kus-Sum. The project aims...

Cooperativa: La Lucha Sigue – 11:40 am UNS 40 min.

Cooperativa: La Lucha Sigue – 11:40 am UNS 40 min.

Cooperativa: La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues) Saturday 11:40 am UNS 40 min. carswellfilm.ca, 2018 Filmmaker: Ed Carswell Produced by World Community, Cafe Etico & Carswellfilm.ca    Journey to organic coffee farms in the jungle highlands of Nicaragua...

Interspecies Relationships – Shorts – 11:45 am FFR 45 min.

Interspecies Relationships – Shorts – 11:45 am FFR 45 min.

Interspecies Relationships – Shorts Program - FFRPacific Herring: Small Fish, Big Problem 11:45 am - 10 min. Lotus Eater Filmsconservancyhornbyisland.org Pacific Herring need our help if we are to save the salmon, killer whales and other marine species in the Salish...

Haiti Betrayed – 12:55 pm FFR 90 min.

Haiti Betrayed – 12:55 pm FFR 90 min.

Haiti BetrayedSaturday 12:55 pm FFR 90 min. 2018 Director: Elaine BriereHaiti Betrayed is a point-of-view documentary revealing how Canada, in contravention of international law, allied with the US and France to overturn the democratically elected government in Haiti...

Defiant Lives – 1:00 pm UNS 85 min.

Defiant Lives – 1:00 pm UNS 85 min.

Defiant Lives Saturday 1:00 pm UNS 85 min. Women Make Movies, 2017 Filmmaker: Sarah BartonDefiant Lives is a triumphant film that traces the origins of the worldwide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the extraordinary individuals who bravely put...

WAJD: Songs of Separation – 1:00 pm LNS 88 min.

WAJD: Songs of Separation – 1:00 pm LNS 88 min.

WAJD: Songs of Separation Saturday 1:00 pm LNS 88 min. www.wajdfilm.com, 2018 Director: Amar Chebib Wajd: Songs of Separation introduces us to three men—Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamad—all talented musicians, who have fled war-torn Syria and are re-assembling their...

Treeline – 1:00 pm SID 40 min.

Treeline – 1:00 pm SID 40 min.

Treeline Saturday 1:00 pm SID 40 min. Patagonia, 2018 Director: Jordan ManleyTreeline celebrates the forests on which our species have always depended, and around which some skiers and snowboarders have based their entire lives. Follow a group of snow-seekers,...

Save Space Nugget – 1:45 pm SID 41 min.

Save Space Nugget – 1:45 pm SID 41 min.

Save Space Nugget Saturday 1:45 pm SID 41 min. 2017 Director: Trish Neufeld Save Space Nugget is the story of the determined community of Cumberland coming together to save their forest from the timber company who intended to harvest it for profit. It’s a David and...