Global Visions Youth Media Day
Wednesday February 27, 2013
9:30 am Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)
Sneak peek of the festival at our annual Youth Media Day
Admission $10.00 or all three films for $15.00
Open to the Public
Lauren can still vividly recall the horrific experiences she went through with girls in middle school. She grew up well aware of the fact that females can be outright cruel to each other, while society has underplayed the severity of this issue. Lauren and her best friend Molly decided to uncover what is really going on within the “Girl World”, so they packed their bags and traveled across America to interview hundreds of females, embarking on an emotional and revealing roller-coaster, but finding kindness along the way.
THE CARBON RUSH
Incinerators burning garbage in India. Hundreds of hydroelectric dams in Panama. Biogas extracted from palm oil in Honduras. Eucalyptus forests harvested for charcoal in Brazil. What do these projects have in common? They are all receiving carbon credits for offsetting pollution created somewhere else. But what impact are these offsets having? Are they actually reducing emissions? And how are they affecting the people who live in these countries? The Carbon Rush takes us around the world to meet the men and women on the front lines of carbon trading. So far their voices have gone unheard in the cacophony surrounding this multi-billion dollar carbon industry, nicknamed “green gold” by its beneficiaries.
THREE VOICES: Discovery. Recovery. Hope.
A quiet dancer, a feisty photographer, an idealistic social worker. Three strangers, three voices, one certainty – living with mental illness is a lifelong journey. Alyshia, Stella and Asante don’t know each other, but together their voices tell a poignant tale of the confusion, despair, stigma and hope that accompany them on their journey. They have good days and bad. Three Voices is a raw and heart-wrenching documentary about what mental illness really looks and feels like. It is a story about losing your grip on who you are and then rediscovering yourself through art, self-expression and compassion for others. Three Voices is a film for those too afraid or too ashamed to use their own voice; they need to know they are not alone.