Upcoming Films

The Toronto Mobilization for Global Justice and the Planet in Focus Environmental Film and Video Festival are co-presenting:

Global Village, Saturday September 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Venue: Town Hall at Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue

If we’re living in a global village do all villagers have equal rights and access to all resources? This is the critical point at which differing social and economic world views clash. Share the communal experience of watching two thought provoking documentaries, and join a stimulating post-screening discussion on the nature of the global village you want to live in.

The Bottom Line: Privatizing the World, Carole Poliquin, Canada, 2002 62:39 min, video, colour, documentary, WorldPremiere

A multilayered investigation into the erosion of the global commons within the context of increasing privatization. People from Canada, the USA, Mexico, France, Brazil, and India share stories of the commodification of water, seeds, genes and healthcare and what citizens are doing to keep them part of the commons. Using an effective parody of the “Voice-Of-God” documentary style, The Bottom Line presents a revealing snapshot of a global community at a crossroads. Which way should we go?

Another World Is Possible: Impressions of the 2002 World Social Forum, Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, USA, 200224 min, video, colour, documentary, Canadian Premiere

An inspiring collage of impressions gathered during the 2002 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The forum brought together 51,000 people from 131 countries to discuss solutions to the problems posed by globalization. Despite the strong international turnout, the event received very little mainstream media coverage. Naomi Klein and Vandana Shiva are among the activists heard from in this energizing portrait.