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Film Festival to Showcase Environmental Issues
GreenHeroes recently attended a press conference Planet in Focus, the 12th annual environmental film festival to take place in Toronto, held to announce its line-up for this year and the Canadian and International Eco Hero winners it will award during the festival.
Producer/Director of GreenHeroes Joan Prowse is a board member of Planet in Focus and is confident that the many films to be screened at the festival are powerful enough to raise the profile of the environmental issues featured.
At the conference, Planet in Focus shared a “Sneak Peak” of some films in their line-up. Here are some highlights:
Revenge of the Electric Car is a behind the scenes look at the global comeback of the electric car and will be shown on opening night.
The Whale is the true story of a baby orca named Luna who befriends humans after being separated from his family and will be shown on closing night.
One of our GreenHeroes, Ric O’Barry will be at the Closing Night gala to accept the 2011 International Eco Hero Award Planet in Focus will present to him in honour of his 40 years of advocacy for dolphins. The short video about Ric, produced for GreenHeroes by CineFocus Canada, will introduce him.
The winner of the 2011 Canadian Eco Hero award is Kevin McMahon, an award-winning filmmaker and writer Planet in Focus is honouring for his work raising awareness about environmental issues in film.
“The true heroes are creating things like Planet in Focus,” said McMahon at the conference, referring to the story telling void the festival is helping to fill as many newspapers cut their environmental reporters.
Visit Planet in Focus online to learn more about the lineup and buy tickets. The festival will take place from October 12-16, 2011 in Toronto, Canada.