Beach United Church Community Complex
140 Wineva Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 2T4

Theme: Land And Sea

For Our Peat’s Sake – 34:59
Dir.  Thayer MacInnis

Field being bulldozed

For Our Peats Sake – Feature Documentary

An examination of the economic benefits and ecological impacts that are incurred through the production and use of ancient reserves of peat mosses. The documentary focuses on the Lake Winnipeg watershed region, where desperate Canadians and First Nations peoples are fighting for the protection of water, as nutrient runoff, flooding, and extreme weather has resulted in suffocating lakes and toxically undermined water sources. Peat plays a critical role in maintaining the ecological equilibrium upon which we all depend. Top scientists in geography, hydrology, and biology, as well as traditional users of the land, politicians, and environmental advocates, explain the true costs and returns of peat mining as well as the misleading rhetoric that blurs consumers’ and policy makers’ perspectives alike.

Hoax – 9 minutes
Dir. Charles Olsen

Hoax – Short Documentary

Based on a true story. An environmental activist protesting a controversial mine comes up with a plan to be heard- but isn’t prepared for the consequences that follow.

  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English
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  • Keywords: #Hoax #EnvironmentalStatement #GreaterGood #Activism #Protest #EnvironmentalSustainability #BasedOnATrueStory #AustralianMines

Vanishing Coral – 26:12 – Canadian Premiere 
Dir. Stephen Olsson

Vanishing Coral – Short Documentary

Vanishing Coral reveals the devastating effects of warming oceans and bleaching events within the “coral triangle” of southeast Asia, and powerfully illustrates what some dedicated scientists and environmental activists are doing to save these unique coral populations. Scientists warn that all Caribbean coral could disappear in the next 20 years.  Considered “the canary in the coal mine” of global warming, coral reefs are the most sensitive and diverse of all marine ecosystems. Vanishing Coral presents the insights and research of scientists and naturalists as they work with local Indonesian communities to protect the coral reefs. An ecological alarm bell to the world, with specific suggestions on how viewers themselves can get involved and take action.

  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: #MarineSustainability #EnviornmentalSustainability #Coral #Water #Oceans #MarineEcosystems #GlobalWarming #Ecology

Zigzag – 9:33 – Canadian Premiere
Dir. Zeynep Merve Uygun

Newspaper and eyes

Zigzag – Short Documentary

Combining animation with the art of water marbling and real footage, this documentary tells the story of a Muslim woman who got stuck in the middle of the sea at a unisex beach while she is unveiled. This movie is dedicated to women who try to carve alternative spaces for themselves beyond invisible borders.

  • Country: Turkey
  • Language: Turkish
  • Keywords: #Religion #Identity #Visibility #Water #Beaches #Swimming #Freedom #Judgement #Borders #Muslim #Islam #Animation

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