Environmental documentaries mark Earth Day at Orillia Campus April 22
April 17, 2014

The Orillia Campus is marking Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, with screenings of three environmental documentaries.

Staff, students and community members are welcome to attend the free move viewings. Participants are especially encourage to bring e-waste (includes anything with a cord), batteries, and writing instruments for recycling.

The movie screenings take place at 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. in the Orillia Campus Theatre, Room C112.

The 10 a.m. movie is The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil:

When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1900s, the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farm and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.

The noon screening is Winged Migration:

An odyssey over three years in the making, Winged Migration is an amazing experience to behold. Its most impressive and moving achievement is its ability to draw the viewer into an almost foreign world, traveling along with a myriad of bird species as they undertake their semiannual migrations over vast distances. Winged Migration offers the world through birds’ eyes.

The 7 p.m. screening is North of The Sun:

This documentary explores the experiences of Inge Wegge and Jorn Ranum who spent nine months of cold Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote Arctic island on the coast of northern Norway. They built a cabin of driftwood and other cast-off materials washed up on the shore and ate expired food that would otherwise have been thrown away. But mostly, they enjoyed the use of their surfboards — the isolated bay offers some of the world’s finest surfing waves.