Dec 7: Bella Coola Farm Flood Fundraiser Film Event


Tues, December 7, 6pm
Britannia Community Centre –  Canucks Family Education Centre (1661 Napier Street, Vancouver) Upstairs Eastside Family Place
Cost $10 Donation, Silent Auction, Food
Bella Coola farmers were recently hit by sever floods. Due to the realities of the agriculture industry the Bella Coola farmers work off the farm to make ends meet and are thus ineligible for Provincial Emergency Assistance.
These farmers are key players in regenerating their local food system and in increasing the community’s access to high quality local produce.
The community lost over 270 tons of winter feed, livestock, fencing, equipment, tools, heritage seeds, heritage fruit trees, corrals and paddocks, barns, market gardens, pasture, and acreage washed down the river.
We depend on our farmers for our food and they are appealing for our help.
Grandview Woodland Food Connection, FarmFolkCityFolk,
and Discovery Organics present
Mammalian, Canada, 2010
6:30 – 7:30pm
Frank Wolf and Taku Hokoyama strike out on a 2,000 km Arctic canoe journey through the largest wilderness area in North America. With a sense of humor and purpose, they track down politicians, First Nation chiefs, elders and others living in the few communities that frame the wilderness in order to present a clear picture of the area and the issues that face the land and its people.
  • Official Entry – Vancouver Film Festival, 2010
Wasteland, USA / Brazil, 2010
8 – 9:30pm
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”-self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Wasteland offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
  • Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary  – Sundance Film Festival
  • Audience Award for Best Film – Berlin Film Festival
  • Best Documentary – Seattle Film Festival
  • Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award
  • People’s Choice Award – Vancouver Film Festival, 2010
“…THE SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE OF DOCUMENTARIES, AN INSPIRING, DEEPLY MOVING CROWD-PLEASER!”
– Huffington Post –
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