Film Screening: "Peace Out: Energy Costs"

  • Fri, January 24, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Community Room, Mahone Bay Centre

The screening of Peace Out: Energy Costs will be the first event of 2014 organized by the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians. The film examines four energy supply options: hydro dams, nuclear plants, tar sands, and fracking. The film recommends that, in addition to considering energy options, we also seriously consider “dealing with demand [which] means dealing with our lifestyle” (John Robinson, UBC). Because of its critical look at supply and demand, this film offers a balanced overview of energy needs versus desires.

Of special interest will be the question and answer session. The Chapter has contacted the director, Charles Wilkinson, who has agreed to take questions after the screening via Skype. Mr. Wilkinson has directed six independent dramatic films but is now working exclusively on documentaries, believing they are a more relevant and effective genre for educative story telling. Currently, on Haida Gwaii, BC, he is filming the third and final film in the trilogy that, according to his website, has been dubbed “The What’s Going On and Do We Actually Have To Do Something About It?” series. Meanwhile, Peace Out continues to grow its large audience, having already received several awards including Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2011.

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