The Mint Film Festical celebrates World Water Day with arts and activism
Tony Clarke, co-author of Blue Gold: The Battle Against the Corporate Theft of the World's Water, and Executive Director of Polaris Institute, speaks after award-winning film Spoil about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
This documentary features breathtaking images of both the wildlife and the landscape of the Great Bear Rainforest and the challenges ahead if the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is approved.
The evening includes comedy, musical guests, artists and more for World Water Day.
Comedian Derek Forgie kicks off with a lively set on the perils of bottled water, followed by musical performances by Canadian vocal legend Jackie Richardson, Sterling Jarvis, pianist Steve Hunter, Dylan Bell, Suba Sankaran and Glen Alan. Internationally acclaimed juggler Ted Joblin, performance artist Peter Jarvis and iconic painter Steve Houston add their own unique touches.
Film screenings include a series of film shorts on water and the environment including the World Theatrical Premiere of the short film Dead Wrong - Stories of Fish, Clean Water & Poison. The short film about Wangari Maathai presented as part of the GreenHeroes Campaign will follow, along with The Moraine Can't Wait: Save the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Award presentation to Liz Marshall (director of Water on the Table).
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