Hadwin’s Judgement – Saturday 10:00am 91min. SID

Hadwin’s Judgement – Saturday 10:00am 91min. SID

Hadwin’s Judgement

Hadwins JudgementSaturday 10:00am SID

91 min.

2015

NFB

www.hadwinsjudgement.com

Director: Sasha Snow

 

Grant Hadwin loved the forest, and made his living finding the best routes for roads that cut deep into BC’s remote and ancient forests for logging companies. But the utter devastation wrought by clear-cutting these beautiful forests began to obsess him and gradually drove him to commit an act that ran contrary to all he had come to love—killing the most beautiful and sacred tree on Haida Gwaii. Based on John Vaillant’s award–winning book, The Golden Spruce, director Sasha Snow interweaves speculative re-enactments, Haida legends, interviews and stunning cinematography to explore the motives and pressures that led to Hadwin’s unprecedented crime. Hadwin’s Judgement charts his crusade against the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest—a crusade that ends tragically with his disappearance and prophetic warning, sealing Hadwin’s fate as both madman and visionary.

 

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Bikes vs. Cars – Saturday 10:00am 88min. UNS

Bikes vs. Cars – Saturday 10:00am 88min. UNS

Bikes vs. Cars

Bikes vs CarsSaturday 10:00am UNS

88 min.

2015

Kinosmith

www.bikes-vs-cars.com

Director: Fredrik Gertten

 

Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we need to talk about; climate, Earth’s resources, and cities where the entire surface is consumed by cars.  The bike is a great tool for change. The powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business from the growing popularity of alternative modes of transportation. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities,  and who refuse to stop riding bikes despite all obstacles. Audience Award, UK Green Film Fest; Best Feature, San Francisco Green Film Festival; Grand Prize for Best International Documentary at Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival 

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Food Chains – Saturday 10:00am 86min. LNS

Food Chains – Saturday 10:00am 86min. LNS

Food Chains

Food ChainsSaturday 10:00am LNS

86 min.

2015

www.foodchainsfilm.com

Director: Sanjay Rawal

 

Farm labour has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the most vulnerable people. Exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft and sexual harassment to modern-day slavery. This exploitation is perpetrated by the corporations at the top of the food chain, supermarkets. Their buying power has kept wages pitifully low, but desperately poor people are willing to put up with almost anything to keep their jobs. In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm workers in the US.

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – 10:00am 85min. FFR

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – 10:00am 85min. FFR

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

CowspiracySaturday 10:00am FFR

85 min.

2014

www.cowspiracy.com

Filmmaker: Kip Andersen

 

Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers one of the most destructive industries facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations won’t talk about it. Anderson asserts that animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and contributes to many other environmental ills. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of personal risks if he dares to persist.

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The Hand That Feeds -11:40am	 84min. LNS

The Hand That Feeds -11:40am 84min. LNS

The Hand That Feeds

The Hand that FeedsSaturday 11:40am LNS

84 min.

2014

McNabb Connolly

thehandthatfeedsfilm.com

Filmmaker: Robin Blotnick

 

At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. Behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick.

Risking deportation and job loss, the workers team up with innovative young organizers and form their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers battle in back rooms and workers walk the picket line with support from the “Occupy” crowd. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent. But whatever happens, these workers will never be the same. Audience Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Audience Award, DOC NYC; Best of Fest, AFI Docs

 

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