Schedule of films + speakers

Join us for four days full of festival goodness. Check out which films & speakers are featured each day, browse the trailers, get your tickets and vote for your favorites!

SaturdayMay 287:15 PM

Climate of Change

85mins / 2010 / USA
Western Canadian Premiere

Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton narrates this documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Brian Hill (Songbirds) focusing on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming. From Indian middle school students organizing demonstrations and major recycling efforts, to a London PR executive helping companies to become more environmentally responsible, to citizen lobbyists in Appalachia protesting the strip-mining that is destroying their communities and livelihood, to Papua New Guineans who refuse to allow commercial logging on their rainforest land, to one man in Togo intent on teaching his nation’s young people to respect and replenish the gifts of the Earth, these are stories of ordinary humans doing extraordinary things by finding solutions to help save the planet.

Speaker Panel

Severn is an activist and writer who has been speaking out about social justice and environmental issues since she was small. She co-founded the Environmental Children's Organization at age 9 and addressed the UN at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Now, she is a Commissioner for the Earth Charter, an Action Canada Fellow, and David Suzuki Foundation and Haida Gwaii Higher Education board member. She has a B.Sc. in Biology from Yale University and a M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from UVic. "I was 12 years old at the Earth Summit in 1992. When I spoke to the UN I was fighting for my future. I have spent my life since working on ecological and social sustainability, and a better way of human living. Next year, at the 20 year anniversary of the Summit, I will be fighting for my little son's future. The movement for sustainability is a fight for intergenerational justice."