Upcoming First Friday Film
Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?
Friday January 11, 2019
First Friday Film Festival in partnership with Antigonish Community Energy Coop
Ecology Action Centre
Responsible Energy Action

7:00PM
Friday, January 11
StFX Schwartz 215

admission by donation

Burned exposes the little known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel. It probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies and blatant green-washing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. The film follows a dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists and concerned citizens who are fighting to educate people about the enormous value of our forests and to debunk current biomass practices as a solution to climate change.

Although this documentary is filmed predominantly in the US, we here in Nova Scotia are dealing with this issue on an intimate basis: the large biomass energy plants in Point Tupper, Abercrombie and Brooklyn. Massive amounts of former forest are being exported to other countries as pellets and chips from Sheet Harbour. Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft and energy analyst/activist Peter Ritchie will be on hand to lead a discussion following the film, filling us in on the particulars of our situation here at home.

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First Friday Film Festival

Our First Friday Film Festival (FFFF) is a monthly program that extends the opportunity to view documentary films in Antigonish throughout the fall, winter and spring months. Recent themes included music, dance, art, animal rights, human rights and the environment. Choices include films that express the inherent mystery and intrigue of life, history and circumstances while celebrating challenging, creative and investigative storytelling.

Admission is by donation.

Comments from past Festivals:
  • “You cannot watch these films and not be moved.”
  • “I was here last year. ... And it is really, really enjoyable. I’ve been to Toronto Film Festivals and … New York film festivals. And I have to say in comparison, ours rocks.”
  • “You wouldn’t see a lot of this stuff in a regular theatre … makes you think outside of the box, think beyond your own space.”
  • “It serves as a real spring board for conversation about different issues.”
  • “Cool films!” “Inspiring human stories!” “Thought provoking films.”
  • “There is Hope!”
  • “Truly excellent experience—will be back next year.”
  • “Refreshing, invigorating, well organized.”
  • “Friendly.”
  • “Uncomplicated, welcoming and provocative.”
  • “Outstanding films, very inspiring. What a great collection of films!”
  • “Uplifting, very informative.”
  • “Afterwards raving to each other about the must-see films we’d just seen!”
  • “Great experience!” "Very inspirational.”
  • “Opened my eyes to many world issues.”
  • “Opportunity to meet and talk with others.”
  • “Inspired & touched”
  • “Learned more than was expected. Changed my mind on things.”
  • “Many brave people and their stories.”
  • “Untold human misery persist; boundless hope also prevails.”
  • “Injustice surrounds us but can be stopped when people work together.”
  • “The dimensions of suffering and transformation, simultaneously occurring all over the world.”
  • “It introduces, exposes, empowers and teaches about global issues and how they affect us here at home.”
  • “Struck by surface [media] coverage of events in contrast to the in-depth info of these films”