Thursday Lates: RIFFA Film Series

Thursday Lates: RIFFA Film Series

August 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

PLANET IN PERIL
A Film Series on Climate Change

How do we understand and respond to climate change, global warming, and the wide range of environmental issues that may seem improbable but overwhelmingly urgent? The need is real and the issues wide ranging: land-clearing and property development, aggregate mining, farming, clear-cut logging, landfilling, garbage dumping, incinerators, water pollution, sewage disposal, illegal fishing, poaching, hydroelectric dams, oil and gas development, flash floods, persistent droughts, spells of unprecedented heat, sudden landslides, raging torrents pouring down from breached glacial lakes, tornadoes. Where do we begin?

The Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFA) and the MacKenzie Art Gallery are pleased to bring to Regina a trilogy of films by multiple award winner, Jennifer Baichwal. Mark your calendar to join us for the screening of three films over three days.

Tickets can be purchased here. 

MAG Members recieve a discount! Please email mhamon@mackenzie.art to receive your access code.

This week's film:

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH - August 15 - 7 pm
(This film will be presented as part of the 2019 Regina International Film Festival and Awards, August 13-17)

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a feature documentary film, four years in the making, from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in the trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG). After nearly 10 years of research, the AWG argues that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

The August 15 screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Jennifer Baichwal (Documentary Film Director and Producer), Jared Clarke (Teacher, Biologist & Community Builder), Sue Deranger (Activist, Indigenous Climate Action) and Trevor Herriot (Activist & Award-Winning Author). It will be moderated by Janine Windolph (Educator, Filmmaker, Storyteller).

More information on this film can be found here:

https://theanthropocene.org/film/

 

Please note: Edward Burtynsky will not be in attendance for the panel discussion. We apologize for any inconvenience.