Peace Out: Filmmakers to attend viewing

Awareness Film Night will end with a discussion by the filmmakers of Peace Out.

Canadians are impacted by the energy bonanza in the Peace River area.

In the Peace River Region of B.C. an energy bonanza of unimaginable size is unfolding — far from the eyes of the world. The mega-projects include a major new dam, tens of thousands of hydro-fracked shale gas wells, a nuclear power plant and more tar sands.

On Wednesday, Feb.  8, Awareness Film Night will present the film Peace Out, an exploration of these plans to industrialize this ecologically significant and vital part of our province and our world. Voted the Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival in November, this is a beautifully made, visually dynamic film with a great score and evocative unexpected images of the planet’s energy economy.  Peace Out is a generously inquisitive film, made with an open mind and a fierce sense of commitment.  It’s these two qualities that combine to make its conclusion so powerfully convincing.  Energy costs.  Let’s talk about how much.

The film will be attended by one of the filmmakers, Fabio Wilkinson, and Ben Parfitt, an award-winning investigative journalist and analyst for the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives who has spent the past two years researching and writing about energy developments in the Peace and by local MLA John Horgan.

Wilkinson and Parfitt will be able to answer questions from moviegoers and update us on issues covered in the film. Parfitt will speak on the explosion of natural gas developments in the Peace and its impact on the environment.

The film night will begin at 7 p.m. and go until 9:30.

Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go to the Peace Valley Environment Association.  This film will not be available to rent from the Awareness Film Night library at Video To Go after the screening, so come out and see it on the big screen, chat with the speakers and support this special evening.

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