The 2020 Eco Film Lineup is finally here!
We are ringing in the New Year with 5 amazing new film selections for 2020, covering this season’s categories of Bio-Cultural Diversity, Health and a Plant-based Diet, Water Protection for Orcas, Earth Care via Organic Farming, and Climate Change Action.
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Release Date: November 20, 2018 (Canada)
Director: Alison Reid
Synopsis:This is a documentary film on the life and work of Anne Innis Dagg, the world’s first ‘giraffologist’. An older (soon 87), wiser Anne takes us on her first expedition back to Africa to retrace where her trail-blazing journey began more than half a century ago. By retracing her original steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage, Anne offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today.
Release Date: April 25, 2010 (United Kingdom)
Directors: Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi
Synopsis: PLANEAT makes the case for a plant-based diet, which is good for our bodies, good for the environment, and mitigates climate change.
PLANEAT for the first time brings together the ground-breaking studies of three prominent scientists who have made it their life’s work to answer questions that explore the link between diet and disease; use of nutrition to treat chronically ill heart disease patients; how our food choices contribute to global warming, wasteful land use and lifeless oceans.
Release Date: 2017 (Canada)
Directors: Natalie Lucier
Synopsis: Stories of personal connections with orcas, beautiful cinematography featuring B. C’s resident orcas, and an evocative soundscape composed by Jeff Rona and Ben MacDougall provide an uplifting contrast to the environmental challenges we face. Inspired by elders including environmentalist and CBC Broadcaster, David Suzuki, whale researchers Alexandra Morton and Paul Spong, totem carver Wayne Alfred, and lifelong resident of the Broughton archipelago Billy Proctor, this film is anchored by Rob Stewart’s invitation to rise up and create the world we dream for ourselves.
Release Date: May 10, 2019 (United States)
Director: John Chester
Synopsis: Many of us have fantasized about it; cutting ourselves off from the hustle and bustle of the big city and escaping to a “simpler” life out in the country. But as much as we’d like to get closer to nature, nature is not always the most welcoming host. Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.
Release Date: September 13, 2018 (Canada)
Directors: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier
Synopsis: Examines whether human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, with all of its political, social and behavioral implications.