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VIFF

The 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival is upon us and if you are at a loss for what films to check out, we can help! Feast your eyes on the following eye-opening documentaries from our fave VIFF category: Food, Farm & Garden. 

 

No Land, No Food, No Life

SYNOPSIS

No Land No Food No Life. explores the calls for an end to the global land grabs, and for sustainable peasant and community agriculture. It gives voice to those directly affected by combining personal stories showing how farmers are dealing with losing their land from these grabs, and vérité footage of organizers and community leaders fighting against land grabs. No Land No Food No Life. is a deep examination into the challenges farmers face and despite the struggles the exultation they experience in their fight for to retain control of their land.

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SHOWTIMES

Oct 03 06:30 pm @ Rio Theatre

Oct 06 04:00 pm @ SFU Woodwards

 

 

Once Upon a Forest  

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SYNOPSIS

 Once Upon a Forest written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest  invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty. For the first time, we will be able to watch a rain forest growing before our eyes. Drawing on a vast fund of research and knowledge, ONCE UPON A FOREST will lead viewers on a journey into the depths of the tropical jungle… into the very heart of life on earth.

Watch the trailer here.

SHOWTIMES

Sep 30 06:30 pm @ International Village #9

Oct 04 04:15 pm @ Centre for Performing Arts

 

 

A River Changes Course

SYNOPSIS

Kalyanee Mam’s vérité documentary offers a sobering portrait at how encroaching modernity is threatening the livelihoods and traditions of three struggling families in very distinct parts of her native Cambodia. Deforestation is decimating the lush mountain jungles and its stocks of wild animals. Fish are disappearing from the rivers. Fields are going neglected as workers flock to sweatshops in the capital of Phnom Penh.

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SHOWTIMES

Oct 01 08:30 pm @ The Cinematheque

Oct 02 03:30 pm @ SFU Woodwards

Oct 07 10:00 am @ The Cinematheque

 

 

Salmon Confidential  

SYNOPSIS

This shocking documentary by Twyla Roscovich tells the behind-the-scenes story of the biggest environmental government coverup ever perpetrated on British Columbians. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by the government’s efforts to suppress the findings. Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants. The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path while working to bring critical information to the public in time to save BC’s wild salmon. We gain surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, and share rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.

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SHOWTIMES  

Oct 02 06:00 pm @ International Village #9

Oct 04 03:40 pm @ International Village #9