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.
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.