Friday, January 11
StFX Schwartz 215
admission by donation
Burned exposes the little known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel. It probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies and blatant green-washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. The film follows a dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists and concerned citizens who are fighting to educate people about the enormous value of our forests and to debunk current biomass practices as a solution to climate change.
Although this documentary is filmed predominantly in the US, we here in Nova Scotia are dealing with this issue on an intimate basis: the large biomass energy plants in Point Tupper, Abercrombie and Brooklyn. Massive amounts of former forest are being exported to other countries as pellets and chips from Sheet Harbour. Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and energy analyst/activist Peter Ritchie will be on hand to lead a discussion following the film, filling us in on the particulars of our situation here at home.
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And see what they said about AIFF . . .
Our First Friday Film Festival (FFFF) is a monthly program that extends the opportunity to view documentary films in Antigonish throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Recent themes included music, dance, art, animal rights, human rights and the environment. Choices include films that express the inherent mystery and intrigue of life, history and circumstances while celebrating challenging, creative and investigative storytelling.
Admission is by donation.