A DIFFICULT HOPE: CLIMATE & THE HUMAN PROSPECT
Presented by the Centre for Local Prosperity – Storm WarningS
Sponsored by Jerry Ackerman and Ellie Macklin
“What if facing the dark realities of our world instead of being an experience of pain, anxiety, overwhelm and hopelessness, could be a doorway into a place of beauty, connectedness, and healing.” – Chris Jordan
7:00 pm Opening Remarks by Gregory Heming, Senior Advisor, Centre for Local Prosperity
7:15 pm Artist Regan Rosburg – Art, story and the grieving process.
7:45 pm Albatross … New film by Chris Jordan
ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, Chris and his filming team witnessed cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. ALBATROSS walks us through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy — and our own complicity — head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for the miracle of life on Earth. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, ALBATROSS takes viewers on a lyrical guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and renewal that is already reaching an audience of millions of people around the world.
The Nova Scotia Association of Architects presents the film
Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island
by Marcia Connelly & Katherine Knight
54 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
Open to the public, entry by Freewill Offering.
As Fogo Island struggles to sustain its unique way of life in the face of a collapse of its fishing industry, architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb’s vision results in the building of strikingly original architecture that will become a catalyst for social change.
“Examines how the architecture acknowledges the cultural traditions which inspire it, while maintaining a captivating sense of the unfamiliar.” – Architecture Daily
“Captures a bold architecture project that embraces the excitement of living on the edge, both in relation to nature and to contemporary design. A beautifully shot film that captures the stunning landscape and extraordinary architecture.” – Architecture & Design Film Festival
Winner – Atlantic Film Festival
Winner – International Festival of Films on Art
The O’Brien Family Benefit Concert in support of the Annapolis Area Food Bank
The O’Brien Family has lived in Canada since 2004, when the family left England for a new life on Vancouver Island. Over the years the family has made three albums, played hundreds of shows, and even toured Europe.Their sound is a blend of luscious harmonies and great songs, played in a folksy bluegrass style. The Family love to perform and get everyone singing at their shows. They are delighted to be performing a concert in support of the ANNAPOLIS AREA FOOD BANK. This will be the very first time the family has performed on the East coast, and it is because Paul and Louise [Mom and Dad] and Millie [eldest child] have moved out East to Bridgetown, NS and Rothesay, NB respectively. The family also sing many songs written by both Paul and youngest member of the family Fintan. Fintan has his own career as a singer songwriter and is about to release a new album of his own songs. Both Fintan and Paul will be touring Europe together for the very first time during September and October. Come out and see the O’Brien Family and at the same time make a big difference to many families over Christmas.
ADMISSION BY DONATION (cash or non-perishable goods)