Friday Night Film Series
Venue - First United Church Time - 7:00 pmResource Person will be present at each filmTicket – by donation for film series
September 18, 2009 The Fallen Feather - Indian Industrial Residential Schools - Canadian Confederation
October 23, 2009 The Way Home - Homelessness in British Columbia
David Chudnovsky, former MLA and opposition critic for ‘Homelessness and Mental Health’, takes us across British Columbia showing us that homelessness is not just a big city issue. He visited 22 cities and towns and initiated a survey of 60 municipalities. Despite living in one of the wealthiest communities in the world, he estimates there are a minimum of 10,600 homeless people in BC with many more on the verge of becoming part of this staggering statistic. By talking and listening to the homeless, he learns about their experiences, their challenges and obstacles, and their hopes and suggestions for a better future.
This film tells the story of a musician named John who ran away from an abusive family when he was 14 years old and has been a homeless addict ever since. Behind the scenes, social, political, and bureaucratic dysfunction is revealed. Through interviews with service providers, developers, police, politicians, youth, seniors, working families and the homeless people themselves, insight is provided into this ever increasing crisis.
Chudnovsky explores solutions to this problem and continues to advocate for affordable housing.
Resource Person: David Chudnovsky BEd, BA in History and Political Science, is a retired MLA. David is a longtime social activist on issues concerning the environment, public transportation and a tireless advocate for the homeless.
November 20, 2009 Code Blue – Marine Rescue and Resuscitation slide presentation by Sierra Club BC
January 15, 2010 Garbage Warrior - The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynold