International Women’s Month Festival of Films
~ Documentary Film Festival ~
An Inter-active Program for Adults & Older Teens – Not suitable for Children
This screening series features three acclaimed documentaries highlighting women’s issues around the world and filmed by Canadian filmmakers. Film makers will also be on-hand to answer questions after the screening in-person or via Skype. Many documentary filmmakers tell issues-based stories, in the hopes of making a difference. But can film really effect change?
All screenings take place at Central Library in Room A/B
Join award-winning documentary filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes, for this lively screening and discussion focusing on grassroots environmentalism, adoption and China’s one-child policy, and feminism it’s past and present.
Chanda Chevannes is a documentary filmmaker with The People’s Picture Company, a production company based in Toronto. Chanda specializes in artistic, socially-driven documentary films.
Tells the dramatic story of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy. Wangari Maathai’s infectious determination and unwavering courage is an inspiration. Q&A Session with Alan Dater (producer, director, cinematographer) and Lisa Merton (director, producer).
Saturday, March 31st
1:30pm – 4:30pm
**Printed tickets not required to attend this event.