Santa Claus is comin' to town...or at least a town near you in Grey County! The holiday seasons brings us many parades and celebrations for the little ones to visit the man in red, and share their Christmas wish lists.
The Library is pleased to be partnering with the Owen Sound Water Watchers and the Toronto-based Water Docs International Film Festival on a new film series, Water Docs Where-You-Live in Owen Sound. The film series takes place at the Library September 13, 21 and 27. Doors open at 6:00pm. and films start at 6:30. After each screening there will be a Q&A with a panel of local experts. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
“We’re very excited about sharing these compelling films and having the chance to discuss issues raised around fracking, eco-art projects and bottled water,” says Water Watchers’ chair Liz Zetlin. The series kicks off with Fractured Land on Tuesday, September 13th. This powerful documentary follows Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this [Angel Azul] generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. As 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, “Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with.”
On Wednesday, September 21, Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from statues he's cast from live models. When algae overtakes the reefs however, experts provide the facts about the perilous situation coral reefs currently face and solutions necessary to save them.
On Tuesday, September 27, the final screening features Bottlegate, a TVO film produced by The Water Brothers, two young eco-adventurers who explore our relationship with water. Bottlegate focuses on the true cost of bottled water. Two local short films are also part of the program: Keepers of the Water, a film by Liz Zetlin, and the Bottle or the Tap, a music video made by Bayview Grade 5/6 students.
For more information about these events contact Carolin Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org 519-376-6623 ext. 214.