The Council of Canadians Kelowna Chapter will be screening the film “To The Ends of the Earth” on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the BCGEU Building (1064 Borden Ave just off Gordon near Sutherland). Doors open at 1:30. Following the film the Kelowna Chapter will host their AGM with a discussion about how to get more involved in activism.
To the Ends of the Earth follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era. The film’s creator is Vancouver filmmaker David Lavallee, the moving force behind the award-winning documentary White Water, Black Gold.
In an interview with The Ecologist, Lavallee says, “On Burnaby Mountain and elsewhere across North America, we have seen hint of the moral and political power of Blockadia. That kind of popular protest is a great threat to these big corporations profiting off of extreme energy. Developing and implementing alternative and sustainable economics is an even bigger threat. My film, To The Ends of the Earth, is my contribution to sharing those alternatives and to building public awareness about the need to transition out of this dangerous era of extreme energy.”
Mark Achbar, the filmmaker best known for the documentary The Corporation, says the film is “wonderfully in touch with this historical moment”.
All are welcome and admission will be by donation. For more information, contact 250 212 2999.