Reel Earth attracts Canadian film-maker
The festival director of Reel Earth is determined that this year’s environmental films will ‘‘entertain, educate and inspire.’’
The Environmental Film Festival will be held in Palmerston North from November 13-27 and Victoria Jakobs is confident the range of thought-provoking films will send audiences away ‘‘determined to do something themselves.’’ The 11th festival brings together the best environmental films from around the globe which raise issues for the audience to reflect on.
Central to the festival is the Feature Film Showcase at the Globe Theatre from November 13-15 where nine environmental films with a strong message will be screened. Victoria has attracted a Canadian film-maker to introduce and discuss her film A Will for the Woods.
The film highlights the sensitive and often taboo subject of people facing death and what happens to their bodies after they die. It presents a case for green burial where the body is buried in a shroud or casket and decomposes naturally.
She’s organised four forums on Sunday November 22 at Palmerston North Library’s Sound And Vision. On the hour from midday, they address the Secret of No-Budget Documentary Films, The ABC of Sharing Gardens, Heather Knox’s Microadventures and the danger of synthetic hormones in plastics and how to avoid them.