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Mid Island chapter hosts screening of ‘Hands-On: Women, Climate, Change’ on May 2

The Council of Canadians Mid Island chapter is co-sponsoring a six-part documentary film series beginning with Hands On: Women, Climate, Change.

As noted on the film’s website, “Hands-on profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies. This 48-minute collaborative documentary offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations; A young woman challenges the expansion of oil rigs in the North Sea while a seasoned community organizer interprets satellite weather reports for fisherman struggling to survive on India’s increasingly volatile coast.”

One of the five women featured in the documentary is “Jasmine Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation (Canada) [who] is leading a coalition to prevent efforts to build a tar sands pipeline across her community that threatens water security and contributes to global warming.”

This first screening will be on May 2 at 7 pm at Vancouver Island University in Building 200 in Room 203.

An audience discussion will follow the film.

The next screening will be in June, then there will be a summer break, and then the screenings will resume in September.

The chapter is partnering with Vancouver Island University Faculty Association, Cinema Politica, and Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition in this effort.

To see the trailer for Hands-On: Women, Climate, Change, please click here.