Guest Blog written by Meghan Edmondson.
Tomorrow the Projecting Change Film Festival returns for their 7th year to lead the Vancouver community to positive growth! From April 24 to 27, the unique Docs & Dialogues festival (first of its kind in Vancouver) promises to explore with their community about the important themes of empowerment, environmental and social sustainability, identity and global culture.
One film we are excited for is Watermark, a documentary about the human relationship to water as a resource. The film follows 20 diverse stories from 10 different countries around the world and shows the magnitude of our need and use for water. We’re positive that people’s attitude towards water usage will change, in a good way, after they see this documentary.
Other films that will be playing at the festival include: Maidentrip, a powerful documentary of 14-year-old Laura Dekker as she sets out on a two-year journey to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone; Red Obsession, a story narrated by Russell Crowe that takes an in-depth look at the contrasting difference between the passion and art of the Western vineyards and the famous counterfeit wine markets in the Far East; and INSIDE OUT, a film that follows traveling French artist JR’s passion to motivate entire communities to express their most important causes through displays of giant portraits.
The festival is not limited to just films, there will be a full-day yoga urban retreat and a two-day Youth-centric programming called Youth Day that will launch the first ever Venture Program, which is a rare mentorship opportunity for youth to witness young entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges.
Keeping in line with the festival’s theme of community growth and sustainability, all proceeds to Projecting Change is going to be donated to local initiatives. As well, the festival will be Bullfrog-powered again this year with 100% green electricity. What does this mean? It means that Bullfrog Power’s generators will put green, renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity Projecting Change uses.
To learn more about Projecting Change, visit the website: www.projectingchange.ca
Recycling Alternative would like to thank Meghan Edmondson for contributing to our blogs with her guest blog.