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Artist Talk: Scott Smith + Nettie Wild – GO FISH, hosted by Vimalasara.

April 12, 2024 @ 5PM | Doors @ 4:30PM

Raven’s Cry Theatre – 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt

We invite you to join us at Raven’s Cry Theatre Friday April 12th @ 5PM for the Artist Talk from award-winning filmmakers Scott Smith and Nettie Wild, creators of GO FISH. Make sure to pop down to the Sechelt Arts Centre to view the film’s natural beauty as herring set the table!

Documentary Film: The Biggest Little Farm

John and Molly Chester traded city life for 200 acres of barren farmland, and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Over 8 years they discover a biodiverse design for living, in this award-winning documentary film. (2018, 91 min, rated PG)
Free but space is limited; register online or contact the Library.

Documentary Film Screening: s-yéwyáw: Awaken

Ecko Aleck of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (Lytton, BC,) Alfonso Salinas of the shíshálh Nation (Sunshine Coast, BC,) and Charlene SanJenko of Splatsin of the Secwépemc Nation (Shuswap, BC,) are learning and documenting the traditional cultural teachings and legacies of their Elders, including the impacts of genocide resulting from Canada’s Indian Residential School (IRS) system. Infused by Indigenous ceremony, s-yéwyáw: Awaken walks alongside the process of intergenerational healing.
Alfonso Salinas, Charlene Sanjenko, and director Liz Marshall will attend the screening for Q&A.
Free but space is limited. Register online or contact the Library.

Art Exhibition: Scott Smith + Nettie Wild GO FISH

to April 13th

Reception: Friday March 15th @ 5PM
Artist Talk: April 12th @ 5PM

Each year, hundreds of millions of herring return to the Salish Sea, their spawn painting a milky turquoise collar along its shores. For a few chaotic days, the sea is transformed. We set out to capture the abstract patterns found in the chaos and wonder of the herring spawn. Our decision to create a triptych grew out of an impulse to make art that was as compelling and immersive as the spawn itself.
GO FISH captures the patterns of this mayhem as the herring “set the table,” and we discover the extraordinary cast of wildlife and humans who come to dinner. GO FISH was made with the participation of both environmentalists and members of the fishing fleet.

Documentary Film Screening: “The Voice of Dust and Ash”

In collaboration with ‘Nights2Decolonize’ we are happy to share the screening of The Voice of Dust and Ash. This is the first event of the ‘Persian New Year Noruz Festival in the Creek!’

This film highlights the incredible life of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, one of Iran’s most recognized maestros. It’s a wonderful film and perfect for anyone that is interested to learn a little bit about Persian poetry, this classic style of music, and the plight of the Iranian people since the islamic revolution of 1979.

Please RSVP with for location and further details. We’re asking for guests to contribute a small donation towards the tea, Persian sweets, and snacks that will be offered.

Documentary Film Screening: Water on the Table with Liz Marshall

Featuring activist Maude Barlow ’s crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, this award-winning documentary explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably our most precious natural resource.
Written, directed, and produced by award-winning local filmmaker Liz Marshall, who will be in attendance for the screening, Q&A and discussion following. (2010, 80 minutes)
FREE but space is limited (in person only); register online or call the Library at 604-886-2130.

Documentary Film Screening: The Ghosts in Our Machine with Liz Marshall

This award-winning documentary gently illuminates the plight of many animals — from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows— within the machines of our food, fashion, entertainment, and biomedical research industries, through the lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur.
Written, directed, and produced by award-winning local filmmaker Liz Marshall, who will be in attendance for the screening, Q&A and discussion following. (2013, 93 minutes)
FREE but space is limited (in person only); register online or contact the Library.

Documentary Film Screening: Food for Change

Our plate is our most powerful weapon in fighting climate change. In Food for Change, investigative journalist Benoît Bringer searches the globe for women and men who are inventing a new dietary model — one which respects both humankind and nature. This documentary gives us hope, showing us how we can each be a force for change.
Director: Benoît Bringer. With the participation of Jane Goodall, Alain Ducasse and Johan Rockström. (2020)
FREE but space is limited (in person only). Register below.

Indigenous Documentary Film Screening: Smoke From His Fire

In recognition of National Indigenous People’s Day, join us for a special screening of the BC documentary film Smoke From His Fire, about the life and history of the late Clan Chief Kwaxsistalla (Adam Dick), the last orally-trained Potlatch Speaker in his Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. We are very honoured that the filmmaker, his wife Ogwi’low’gwa Kim Recalma-Clutesi, former Elected Chief of the Qualicum Band and winner of the EcoTrust Indigenous Leadership Award, will join us in person for the screening and Q&A.
FREE but space is limited; in person only. Registration is recommended; contact the Library or register online.

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