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Delta chapter to screen ‘To The Ends of the Earth’

The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond chapter will be screening the film To The Ends of the Earth on November 15.

The Delta Optimist reports, “To the Ends of the Earth follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era. The film’s creator is Vancouver filmmaker David Lavallee, the moving force behind the award-winning documentary White Water, Black Gold. He will be at this exciting event to answer questions and lead off discussion. Renowned Canadian poet Stephen Collis will introduce the film with a reading from his recent poetry anthology Once in Blockadia.”

The documentary features Simon Fraser University professor Lynne Quarmby (who along with Collis and three others faced a $5.6 million lawsuit from Kinder Morgan for stopping a work crew surveying for the Trans Mountain pipeline in the Burnaby Mountain conservation area), This Changes Everything author Naomi Klein, Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent author Andrew Nikiforuk, former Clyde River mayor Jerry Natanine (who is opposed to seismic testing for oil and gas exploration in Baffin Bay), independent journalist Caroline Campbell, and numerous other people.

In an interview with The Ecologist, Lavallee says, “On Burnaby Mountain and elsewhere across North America, we have seen hint of the moral and political power of Blockadia. That kind of popular protest is a great threat to these big corporations profiting off of extreme energy. Developing and implementing alternative and sustainable economics is an even bigger threat. My film, To The Ends of the Earth, is my contribution to sharing those alternatives and to building public awareness about the need to transition out of this dangerous era of extreme energy.”

Mark Achbar, the filmmaker best know for the documentary The Corporation, says the film is “wonderfully in touch with this historical moment”.

To see a trailer for the film, click here.

For Council of Canadians chapters interested in hosting a community screening of the film, please contact your regional organizing staff.

The film screens this Tuesday November 15 at 7 pm in the multi-purpose room of the Ladner Community Centre.