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8th Gabriola Film Festival
Friday Jan. 25th & Saturday Jan. 26th
Phoenix Room, The Haven, Gabriola Island, B.C.
Theme: POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Tsiporah's DVD lending library available
• $6 Lunch special offered by Haven - vegan soup & bread (after Pink Ribbons 12:50 - 1:30)
• Howie's fabulous espresso machine, tea & goodies - always ready when you are!
FRIDAY Jan. 25th
doors open at 6:30 pm to see displays from community groups ... get involved!
movie at 7:30 PM
The journey began with SCARED SACRED
The spark ignited with FIERCE LIGHT
The time is now to OCCUPY LOVE
Acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper takes us on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet.
Occupy Love is a deep exploration of the meaning of love ... a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes ... a powerful cinematic experience that leaves audiences inspired.
“What the film shows, triumphantly, is that love can unite as much as greed can divide.” – Vancouver International Film Festival
“Documenting global movements – including Arab Spring, Occupy, climate justice – Velcrow asked: how could this crisis become a love story? The result is a beautiful and brilliant exposé of the love that is fueling the creation of a new reality. It is a love story.” – Peace of the Circle
About 100 Gabriolans came to the Community Hall for each of the first 2 movies of this trilogy.
2012 ... 80 min.
SATURDAY Jan. 26th
Doors open at 10:30
movie 11:00 am - 12:40 pm
Pink Ribbons, INC.
The Pink Ribbons campaign permeates our culture, assuring us that we are engaged in a highly successful battle against breast cancer.
But this is an image only as the epidemic rages on: mortality rates have not significantly changed in 60 years. Moreover, women diagnosed with breast cancer today face the same treatment options they did 40 years ago when the “War Against Cancer” was declared: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy—an approach Dr. Susan Love refers to as “slash, burn and poison.”
We will learn that the movement’s Mardi Gras atmosphere and “tyranny of cheerfulness” - walk, run, smile, be a warrior! - serve marketers more than the terminally ill.
2011 ... 98 min.
1:30 - 3:00
Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature, and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
The film follows an Indian government official gone rogue, a young mother and native Denè in northern Canada, and an Australian inventor and entrepreneur.
Seeing these eco-warriors at work is inspiring. The issues are imposing: the polluted Ganges, oppositon to the Tar Sands and its proposed 2000 mile Keystone XL pipeline, and a revolutionary device that may slow down global warming.
“ELEMENTAL has alarming intimacy... director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee ties these threads together masterfully.”- John Fink, The Film Stage
ELEMENTAL “ has an expansive string-based original score.”
This film comes from the Global Oneness Project, which produces and distributes films, media, and educational materials that challenge us to rethink our relationship to the world. Many of the movies can be watched online.
2012 ... 90 min.
3:30 PM - 5 PM
Shortcut to Nirvana
SHORT CUT TO NIRVANA is an award-winning documentary about the Kumbh Mela festival which takes place near Allahabad, India, every 12 years.
This movie documents the 2001 event, which, over the course of the 42 day festival, attracted 70 million pilgrims to hear many varied spiritual teachers give discourse, and to chant and dance and celebrate together!
The main ritual is bathing in the sacred waters on auspicious days. Pilgrims believe their sins and those of their ancestors will be absolved, thus ending the cycle of rebirth.
From this incredible event comes a powerful and uplifting message of harmony, unity and peace for all humanity.
MESSAGE from Tsiporah:
Short Cut to Nirvana was first shown at the very first Gabriola Film Festival in 2006, to a packed audience downstairs at the community hall.
The exact dates of our festival coincide with the 2013 Kumbh Mela. Seeing this movie together as a community is a potent way to connect with the powerful energy of this, the largest peace gathering in the world.
2004 ... 95 min.
SATURDAY NIGHT ... doors open at 6:30 for a bit of dancing (to balance sitting and watching)
movie at 7:30
What About Me?
This will be the 6th showing on Gabriola!
Previous screenings at The ROXY have raised $1100 for the local food depot.
Let’s RAISE SOME MORE for the depot ... DONATION
This fantastic world music video is absolutely wonderful to watch!
The producers Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman traveled the planet to record world class musicians and philosophical thinkers.
The music is seamlessly edited together as we journey through a large variety of musical styles in different locations - the result is a culturally diverse time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational.
The title “What About Me?” reveals a close look at the theme of the human ego.
This movie is a gem for music lovers and truth seekers, very enjoyable to see again. What About Me? is a work of consummate craft and beauty.
2008 ... 85 min.
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