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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.

Kathleen Mullen, Director of Programming, PiF; Kevin McMahon, Joan ProwseAt 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.

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Laura Reinsborough

Waking Up The Watershed

 

Laura Reinsborough is the founder of a local fruit harvesting organization, Not Far From the Tree. Laura’s accomplishments gathering fruit from trees around Toronto has elevated the 100-mile diet to a whole new level. The average distance food travels from farm to plate is 4,000 kilometers – that’s a whole lot of carbon dioxide and chemicals needed to keep the food “fresh.

As global food demand is projected to increase by 70% by 2050, the amount of land suitable for...

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GreenHeroes travels to Maritimes to film GreenHero contest winner

GreenHeroes was recently in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. to film and interview Mary Gorman, a GreenHero working hard to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence from oil and gas development. Mary will be featured in a GreenHeroes episode to be released in the spring.

Mary Gorman

The TV appearance is the grand prize of a contest GreenHeroes held to honour a person doing extraordinary work for the environment.

During the trip GreenHeroes also talked to iconic Canadian author and conservationist Farley Mowat. GreenHeroes will feature him and Mary in an upcoming TV episode on Heroes protecting wildlife and their habitat.

Farley Mowat with GreenHeroes producer Joan Prowse

Stay tuned for more updates on our second season!

Fun, Green Events


September 24 - Moving Planet
Worldwide

September 24 - Green Energy Field Day
Across Ontario

September 24  - Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Ottawa

September 24 - Living Our Environmental Challenge with our GreenHero Tzeporah Berman and others
Ottawa

September 25-26 - Ottawa Action: Say No to the Tar Sands
Ottawa

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