Join us for an engaging and educational evening at the Library, as we partner with the Force of Nature Alliance, The Tri-Cites Team to screen two highly acclaimed documentaries that shed light on important environmental issues and followed up by a facilitated discussion.
Aug 9, 2023 - Screening 1: The Magnitude of All Things (1hr 26 minutes, 2020)
When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything. For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss, and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action. From https://www.nfb.ca/film/magnitude-of-all-things/
Sept 14, 2023 - Screening 2. The Hidden Life of Trees (101 minutes, rated PG, 2020)
"The Hidden Life of Trees" offers a unique perspective on the complex and interconnected world of trees. This captivating documentary takes viewers on a journey through the forest, exploring the fascinating ways trees communicate and support each other. It highlights the importance of preserving forests for our planet's health and inspiring viewers to appreciate the wonders of nature. This award winning documentary is directed by Jörg Adolph and is based on Peter Wohlleben's bestselling book “The Hidden Life of Trees".
The event is free and open to the public. Come and join us for these inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries.
Following each screening, there will be a 30-minute facilitated discussion at approximately 7:50 pm, where you'll have the opportunity to share your thoughts, insights, and questions with other attendees. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and take action for a better future! No registration is required, and all are welcome to attend.
Don't miss this chance to learn, connect, and be inspired to take action on the pressing issue of climate change.
Special Guests: Nancy Furness with the Wondrous Tree Fellowship organization in the Tri-Cities.
Tegan Hanson - Senior Forests Campaigner with Stand.Earth
In Partnership with Force of Nature Alliance, The Tri-Cities Team and the National Film Board of Canada
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