Ecologos, the Toronto-based Water Docs International Film Festival, along with the Chatham Sunrise Rotary Club is honoured to present a two day mini water film festival in Chatham. If you care about and believe that all life depends on clean air and water and a stable and reliable climate you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about water in our community and beyond.
On Friday, January 19, 7 pm please join us in the Kiva at Villa Angela, 20 Merici Way, Chatham, to view a series of mini films produced by the Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise which illustrate the work of local Clean Water Champions. These mini films each less than 3 minutes in length are: Conserving Water in an Institution, Protecting Water in Urban Areas, Conserving Water in Agriculture. As an added bonus Blake Vince, featured in Conserving Water in Agriculture, will demonstrate how the Thames River turbidity can clear itself and how cover crops reduce nutrient loading.
In addition the Canadian feature film, The Canoe will also be shown. This film captures the bond between human and nature created by Canada’s well-known watercraft and water symbol – the canoe. Through the stories of five canoeists paddling through different parts of Ontario, the film – gorgeously lyrical in visual composition and narration – underscores the strength of the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connection.
Return on Saturday, January 20 at 7 pm to screen RiverBlue, followed by guided conversation. RiverBlue chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry. The current blue jean industry is killing some of the world’s most important rivers. Mark Angelo also looks at how we can manufacture clothing in a more sustainable manner.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to support the work of Ecologos.
Doors open at 6:30PM.
“We dedicate ourselves to protecting water, using documentary storytelling and experiential learning to revive a sense of reverence, address threats and stir action.” — Stan Gibson, Executive Director of Ecologos