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Racing Extinction @ The Deconstructing Film Festival (Oct 26)
The Civic Theatre
Nelson, BC
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Racing Extinction @ The Deconstructing Film Festival (Oct 26)

"One of the most important documentary films of our time"  - Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner

(USA, 2015, 94min) Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the worlds most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world. The film has received one Academy Award nomination and one Emmy nomination.Premiered 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Short Films
Beyond the Seal (USA, 2016, 5min) - Beyond the Seal peels back our understanding of the most eaten fruit in the United States, the banana, uncovering its toxic production and the people behind a movement to change the industry. Best Student Film and Peoples' Choice Winner, 2016 Real Food Media Contest

Home Flavored (USA, 2016, 5min) - In this powerful and poignant portrait of a Latino American family, award winning Youth Speaks poet Monica Mendoza tells the haunting story of how corporations continue to colonize the bodies of her culture and how to we can return to our roots. Grand Prize Winner, 2016 Real Food Media Contest

Kootenay Co-op, Black & Beck Foods, EcoSave - Nelson Hydro, Gaia Rising, Uphill Bakery, Kootenay Carshare Co-op, Columbia Basin Trust

Festival Schedule

October 26 (Wed) - Racing Extinction (Civic Theatre, 7pm)

November 2 (Wed) - That Sugar Film (Capitol Theatre, 6:30pm)

November 2 (Wed) - Caffeinated (Capitol Theatre, 8:30pm)

November 4* (Fri) - Seeds of Time w/Live Music from Dawna McLellan and Jessica Doerner (Expressions, 7pm)

November 10 (Thu) - Sour Grapes w/Live Music from Clinton Swanson and Rob Fahie (The Royal, 7pm)

November 12 (Sat) - Growing Local afternoon w/Jean-Martin Fortier via Skype, Growing Local film and The Market Gardener's Toolkit (Civic Theatre, 1:00pm-5:00pm)

November 12** (Sat) - Closing Party w/ films (Shuckers & The Oyster Men), Oyster Bar by Brent, Nelson Brewing Co. samples, Local Food Dinner Selections, Live Music w/Rodman & Spring (Spirit Bar, 6:30pm)

*Festival Pass does not include this event
**Festival Pass includes access to the Red Eyed Soul show @ the Spirit Bar, 9:30pm


The Civic Theatre (View)
719 Vernon St.
Nelson, BC V1L 4G3

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