The GreenFlix film series was launched in South Delta, BC, Canada, in September of 2018. You can now watch five of the seven films online via this website, and two of them are free. We don’t track you, and won’t collect any personal information (unless you provide it to submit a Comment).
The films are posted in the order they were screened, primarily categorized according to the six principles followed by Green Party politicians at all levels of government around the world.
In September of 2018, GreenFlix was launched in South Delta with this classic and foundational film that questions common assumptions about the benefits of international trade and increasing GDP, then shows examples of how localized economies and community self-sufficiency can lead us back to a globally sustainable future.
You can watch the free version of the film above. Or, you can rent or buy the more detailed version at Films for Action or through the website at Local Futures which contains more in-depth information and resources for action.
BC filmmaker Zack Embree’s moving film Directly Affected reveals the deeply compromised review process that led to our provincial and federal governments approving the TransMountain Pipeline expansion, and the inspiring examples of individuals willing to put themselves in harm’s way to defend our coast and the planet. If you’re from BC, you’ll recognize some faces.
Instead, we chose to offer a related film by Montreal-based filmmaker Amy Miller about NATO and Canada’s escalating misuse of our military. Myths for Profit depicts the historical context for Canada’s gradual transition from altruistic peacekeeper to our current role as an active participant in unprovoked military aggression.
Why is Canada so eager to support the slaughter of civilians on the other side of the globe? Released in 2009, but it’s just as relevant today as the Canadian government continues to approve massive increases to our military budget and ignore the human rights records of armaments client countries like Saudi Arabia.
Watching this film is free (like people everywhere just want to be). Scroll down the page at Wide Open Exposure to watch Amy Miller’s eye-opening documentary about the hidden blood on Ottawa’s hands.
This unusual film was sold out for festival showings in Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish. With breathtaking cinematography, The Radicals follows four snowboarders and surfers driven to become social and environmental stewards through their connection with the environments in which they play.
By enjoying and appreciating their natural surroundings, these awakened athletes introduce us to some of the worlds most dedicated activists and game-changing wilderness initiatives that can actually change the world. The Radicals inspires us to shift our perspective, rise above the challenges of modern society and dig into our roots to create radical waves of change, while still enjoying the thrill of nature, gravity, and a sense of real purpose.
A film about hope, Toad People is a touchingly sweet yet infuriating story about humans, owls and amphibians in Chilliwack, and the inspired community-led movement to save an endangered species. It’s also the story of many families and communities across BC who are taking action to save the wildlife in their backyard, whether it’s toads, mountain caribou, rattlesnakes or barn owls. See the trailer below.
Despite having some of the most diverse wildlife in North America – including 1,900 species at risk – British Columbia is one of only two provinces in Canada with no endangered species law!
Follow Andrew Weaver’s surprising and historic first election campaign in 2013 as he breaks through BC’s two-party stronghold to become our first Green MLA. Fearing that BC’s climate leadership would fall by the wayside (which it did) Weaver decides to run for a party that had never won a seat in its 30 year history.
The film also explores how far scientists will go to warn of the dangers of runaway climate change, including SFU biologist Lynne Quarmby and former NASA climate scientist James Hansen, who was arrested outside the White House in 2011 protesting the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta tarsands. With science leading the way, Running on Climate highlights people acting locally to help prevent a global catastrophe.