Reel Earth at­tracts Cana­dian film-maker

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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.

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