Special screening of the award-winning BC documentary "Peace Out"
The SFU Greens student club is committed to fostering community dialogue about energy, sustainability and environmental issues in BC. For our year end event, we’re thrilled to host a special screening of the award-winning BC documentary Peace Out. It premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was the only film from BC selected for 2012 Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize for a Canadian Feature. The SFU Greens are bringing Peace Out and director Charles Wilkinson to SFU Harbour Centre on April 11 to screen the full-length movie followed by an audience Q&A.
Peace Out explores the Peace River Valley and the tangled web of issues surrounding the “incredible amount of resource extraction” that’s underway and planned for Northern BC, including BC Hydro’s controversial Site C Dam. The film offers a broad discussion of the role that energy plays in modern life, including its costs and its benefits, and features interviews with speakers from across the political and economic spectrum. The director’s goal was to collect interviews from business leaders, government, scientists and community groups in a way that humanizes an extremely polarized debate.
Charles Wilkinson is an SFU alumni and has produced critically acclaimed documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada. He’s directed six independent features, written a popular directing book, teaches screenwriting and film history at Capilano University, and directs film and television programs.
Students, faculty and members of the public are welcome to attend this unique event as we explore these issues in the lead up to the next BC provincial election. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The documentary night will take place on Mon. April 11, 7pm, room 1425 at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St. in downtown Vancouver.