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Social Cinema for the enlightenment of the Community of Barrie

Living the Change

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson […]

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Human is a 2015 documentary by French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of exclusive aerial footage and first-person stories told into the camera. It was the first film to premiere in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, to an audience of 1,000 viewers, including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.[1] The film was financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which gave it rights-free […]

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Episode 8 (17), December 1st, 2019 3pm “Uprising” (Originally aired December 14, 2016): Burning coal remains a major source of energy, emitting toxic pollutants and carbon dioxide. North of Chicago, in Waukegan, Illinois, America Ferrera meets with activists, backed by the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, who are working to shut down a local coal plant, and with a mayor who […]

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Safe Passage

Episode 7 (16), November 24th, 2019 4pm “Safe Passage” (Originally aired December 7, 2016): Ty Burrell looks into the progress of electric vehicles (EVs) and automated vehicles (AVs), that can greatly reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. He speaks with Silicon Valley’s technology innovators and travels to Atlanta, Georgia, where generous and successful EV incentives were recently repealed, […]

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Episode 6 (15), November 24th, 2019 3pm “Priceless” (Originally aired November 30, 2016): Nikki Reed looks at the best single solution for climate change: putting a price on carbon. This would accelerate the adoption of clean energy, reduce harmful emissions and the cost of climate-related disasters and could stimulate the economy. She joins college student activists, who confront […]

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Collapse of the Oceans

Episode 5 (14), November 17th, 2019 4pm “Collapse of the Oceans” (Originally aired November 23, 2016): At the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Joshua Jackson investigates the devastating impacts of ocean warming on coral reefs and looks at the predicted impact on ocean ecosystems, and on our own food supply, of ocean acidification. He travels to the Philippines, whose citizens […]

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Fueling the Fire

Episode 4 (13), November 17th, 2019, 3pm ”Fueling the Fire” (Originally aired November 16, 2016): Arnold Schwarzenegger explores how the military is adapting to climate change and limiting national security risk by increasing energy efficiency and using renewables, but needs to increase the pace of this adaptation. In Kuwait, he sees how fuel convoys are responsible for most […]

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This Changes Everything

Sunday November 10, 3pm “This Changes Everything” at the Five Points Theatre  is a 2015 documentary film directed by Avi Lewis. It is based on the book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein.[2] The film is a Canada-United States coproduction.[3] At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was first runner-up for the People’s Choice Award: Documentaries.[4] […]

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The Uprooted

Episode 3 (12), “The Uprooted” (November 9, 2016): In Africa, Thomas Friedman finds an increasing population of refugees fleeing wars, rising sea-levels, desertification and hurricanes, as up to 1 billion people are expected to become climate refugees over the next century. Young men left without the prospect of farming are more likely to join extremist groups. Don Cheadle explores how […]

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Gathering Storm

Episode 2 (11), November 3, 2019 “Gathering Storm” (Originally aired November 2, 2016): Jack Black explores how Miami and other low-lying coastal areas can survive rising sea-levels caused by climate change. Although the political and business community is largely in denial, and many locals are unaware of the cause of the increasing flooding, he finds a few legislators, […]

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A Race Against Time

Sunday October 27, 4pm SEASON 2 Episode 1 (10), “A Race Against Time” (October 30, 2016) focuses on renewable energy sources, especially solar. David Letterman travels to India to investigate the populous country’s efforts to expand its inadequate electrical grid, as its economy booms, and to supply electricity for the first time to 300 million citizens. He finds that there […]

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Moving a Mountain

Sunday October 27, 3pm Episode 9, “Moving a Mountain” (June 9, 2014): Hall concludes his journey to Bangladesh, where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the country.[38] He learns that global warming is a human rights, public health and foreign policy issue. Sanjayan questions top climate scientists in their fields who collect data from the […]

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Call of the Forest

Sunday October 20, 3pm:  at the Five Points Theatre The science and enchantment of the global forest provides us with answers to modern dilemmas. ‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’ is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and […]

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A Dangerous Future

Sunday October 13, 4pm Episode 8, “A Dangerous Future” (Originally aired June 2, 2014): Michael C. Hall travels to Bangladesh to see how climate change will impact workers and the poor in developing countries in the coming decades, when a projected 150 million people will be forced to leave their homes to escape sea level rise and increased drought, insect-borne […]

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Revolt, Rebuild, Renew

Sunday October 13, 3pm Episode 7, “Revolt, Rebuild, Renew” (May 26, 2014): Jessica Alba follows Climate Corps fellows as they work to help US companies save money and improve profits through energy efficiency and sustainability management. Friedman studies how the effect of global warming on the US wheat crop (and that of other exporting nations) caused a spike in wheat prices in […]

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Winds of Change

Sunday October 6, 4pm, Episode 6, ”Winds of Change” (Originally aired May 19, 2014): America Ferrera reports on how public policy has supported the growth of wind and solar power in Kansas, and how oil and gas companies, with lobbyists and allies like the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) oppose these policies. Meanwhile, Bittman discovers that extracting natural […]

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True Colours

Sunday October 6, 3pm Episode 5, “True Colors” (Originally aired May 12, 2014): Olivia Munn learns about ocean acidification and the proposed West Coast coal export terminals that would nearly double US coal exports. She follows the governor of the State of Washington, Jay Inslee, as he makes the fight against global warming a top priority in his first year in […]

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Ice & Brimstone

Sunday September 29, 4pm | Season 01, Episode 04, “Ice & Brimstone” (Originally aired May 4, 2014): Ian Somerhalder follows Anna Jane Joyner, the daughter of prominent Evangelical preacher, Rick Joyner, as she works to persuade congregations and preachers in North Carolina (including her skeptical father) to join the Evangelical fight against global warming and the Beyond Coal campaign to shut down a […]

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The Surge

Sunday September 29, 3pm | Season 01 Episode 03, “The Surge” (Originally aired April 27, 2014): Chris Hayes reports on how Superstorm Sandy affected towns and families; he meets with congressman Michael Grimm from New Jersey, initially a climate skeptic, who changes his position on global warming after reviewing the science and the work of fellow-Republican Bob Inglis. M. Sanjayan interviews scientists around the world about […]

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End of The Woods

Sunday September 22, 4pm | Episode 2, “End of the Woods” (first aired April 20, 2014): Schwarzenegger accompanies the “hot shots”, elite firefighters in Western US forests, as they risk their lives fighting the fire season made longer and more destructive by global warming, as fire regions expand from the southwest US further north into Canada. He learns […]

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