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Sep 27 Film Screening: Anote’s Ark

September 25, 2018

One World Arts and the G78 special screening of Anote’s Ark (Canada 2018, 77 minutes)  http://www.anotesark.com/

 

What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. Facing that former president Anote Tong has become a global activist for climate justice. Anote's Ark captures the next evolution in the shifting dynamics of climate change—one where borders, technology, and global treaties are urgent and can change daily life as we know it.

 

Followed by a panel discussion with Ben Powless, Mohawk Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist, and Dale Marshall, National Program Manager, Environmental Defence

 

Co-presentation with the Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference Meeting the Climate Challenge https://group78.org/

6:45pm Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St. 

 

Separate admission required.  $10 general  $6 Mayfair members and seniors

 

Ben Powless is a Mohawk citizen who was raised in Ottawa, Canada. He has a degree in Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies from Carleton University. He was a co-founder of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and has worked with the Indigenous Environmental Network and Ecology Ottawa on climate change and Indigenous rights advocacy. He is also a published writer and photographer. 

 

Dale Marshall is National Program Manager for Environmental Defence Canada. He has almost 20 years of experience working in environmental protection, the vast majority campaigning on climate change and energy issues. Dale also developed VSO International’s climate change strategy, with a focus on adaptation, and spent two years in Cambodia building the capacity of local NGOs to integrate climate change impacts and adaptation into their programs. Dale has a Master’s in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Biology from the University of Western Ontario and a Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University.

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