THUNDER BAY – The Environmental Film Network and Environment North invite the community to attend a special screening of two films about mining. The event will take place at the Paramount Theatre, starting at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18. The films, “The Hole Story” a feature-length National Film Board of Canada film and “Kanawayandan D’aaki – Protecting Our Land”, a short film produced for Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) will be followed by a discussion about mining concerns in Northwestern Ontario.
“The Environmental Film Network is really pleased to be able to screen these two important and timely films,” says Deanna Ford, Chair of the Environmental Film Network. “With mining being so widely promoted in the region, we think these films and our post-film discussion will provide an interesting and different perspective than what is generally heard in mainstream media.”
David Peerla, political adviser to KI First Nation, mining policy analyst and activist, will be assisting with the post film discussion.
“Environment North is participating in environmental assessments of two proposed mining projects in the region and we see this as an opportunity to provide people in Thunder Bay with some information and to encourage further citizen involvement in the environmental assessment process,” says Charlene Rogers, President of Environment North.
The Environmental Film Network screens environmental documentary films on the third Wednesday of each month from September through June at the Paramount Theatre. Admission to the films is free, though donations are welcome.