Global Visions Film Festival: the ENERGY PANEL

This Saturday (Nov 13th) at the Art Gallery of Alberta I will be moderating Global Visions Film Festival’s ENERGY Panel.

Global Vision’s ENERGY program, hosted in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta will be screening a series of films related to the topic of energy and the realities of the 21st century to co-inside with the AGA’s concurrent Edward Burtynsky: Oil exhibit.

The program is slated to begin Saturday, November 13th at 2:30 pm in the Art Gallery of Alberta Theatre (downstairs, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square). The films will screen for just under two hours and will be followed by the discussion starting at around 4:30 pm.

The films are:
The Stinking Ship
Dir: Bagassi Koura, 27 min.
The Stinking Ship is a groundbreaking documentary that chronicles the humanitarian catastrophe that occurred after a Swiss-based oil and commodity shipping company unloaded its cargo of toxic waste in the middle of the large city in Cote d’Ivoire, causing one of the worst environmental crises of the last decade. At the same time, the film also reveals how a corporation with revenues twice as large as that of Cote d’Ivoire was able to pay off the local government and muscle the British media from reporting on the disaster and subsequent cover-up.

The 4th Revolution
Dir: Carl-A. Fechner, 89 min.
At the dawn of the 21st century, we know that we have to do something. With the clock ticking down, our energy demands are rapidly outpacing dwindling conventional fuels. The 4th Revolution comes out guns ablazing arguing that free energy is a reality within our grasp. Sun, wind, hydro and geothermal energy are renewable, natural resources and only the widespread knowledge about their potential can ignite an international movement to make the transition. The film takes us around the world interviewing prominent environmental activist, Nobel laureates, innovative business people and politicians who recognize that the Energy Revolution is upon us and have decided to take a stand.

The speakers on the ENERGY PANEL are:

Laryssa Warne of Bullfrog Power, a leading Canadian provider of 100% green electricity to homes and businesses. Bullfrog’s power sources from EcoLogo-certified wind power suppliers located right here in Alberta.

Joseph Doucet, professor of Energy Policy at the University of Alberta’s school of business.

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