Posts in Film and Creative Arts
VIFF Film Review: Jumbo Wild

Jumbo Wild (Qat’muk) had its premiere on October 8 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The documentary explores an ideological battle, set amidst the beautiful wilderness of Eastern British Columbia. Director Nick Waggoner and Sweetgrass Productions depict diverse perspectives through an artistic mix of scenic landscapes, archival footage, and original interviews, all set to a beautiful soundtrack.

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VIFF Film Review: Ice and the Sky

Ice and Sky (La Glace et le Ciel) provides you with the opportunity to learn about glaciers and see how glaciologist Claude Lorius conducts research in the frigid continent of Antarctica. Having known very little about glaciology, I learned a lot about how glaciology demonstrates the impact of climate change and project where we’re headed in the years to come.

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VIFF Film Review: Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

As the name of the film suggests, this film is truly a cinematic adventure to the edge of the world. With such as inspiring look into this archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia, one cannot help but leave the film with an intense connection to its people, place, and culture. Haida Gwaii: To the Edge of the World dynamically portrays the current status of this picturesque collection of islands and its beautiful people.

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VIFF Film Review: Banking Nature

Banking Nature asks its viewers to confront the vitally important, yet somewhat discomforting, question of whether we’ve sold-out Mother Nature. By putting a price on services that nature provides to humans – like the purification of air by forests - are we strategically embracing market logic to prevent future environmental harm? Or are we paving a dangerous path toward the commodification of nature by profit-driven corporations and banks? 

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Folk musician Luke Wallace is providing a voice to rural B.C. communities.

Luke Wallace is “in every respect, an exemplar of environmental leadership”, says Colin Mayer, Luke’s former teacher and nominator. As a musician, documentarian, undergraduate student, and environmental leader, Luke demonstrates how determination, practice, and patience, in combination with the passion for the environment, can achieve remarkable things and inspire people across our country to protect the environment.

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