Cascadia Wildlands and Mecca host EEFF Day 8!
Visit the EEFF website for details on Friday's screenings, workshops and off-site festival events!
THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
A Man in a Suit in a Forest (2m): The filmmaker, dressed in a suit, walks in a forest and muses about what a forest means to him.
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker David Ray!
Rematriation (67m): British Columbia's Old Growth forests are virgin forests, industrially undisturbed since the last ice age. They represent one of the last lines of defence against climate change, and contain scientific properties we barely understand - yet mismanagement and greed have left less than 2.6% of them standing. Only one of hundreds of valleys (outside of parks) remains entirely uncut on Vancouver Island - Fairy Creek (Ada'itsx). An indigenous led movement to prevent the cutting of this last Old Growth watershed has now become Canada's largest act of civil disobedience, and the government response has been alarming. The publicly funded Royal Canadian Mounted Police are aggressively disbanding and arresting the peaceful protestors blocking industry access to these ancient forests, despite numerous recent political conservation commitments to protecting at risk Old Growth forests in B.C. Rematriation follows concerned B.C. citizens exploring the confluence of scientific, cultural, economic and socio-political perspectives, as they take a stand to protect the last big trees from being cut down. Like peeling layers back from an onion, the lessons we take away reach far beyond the forests, permeating the very social fabric of Canadian identity.
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Alexi Liotti, then stick around for a presentation by Stop Cop City at 7:30pm!">