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Plight of the Peace topic of film to be screened by Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians Campbell River Chapter, Occupy Campbell River and Timberline Earth Club, in association with Cinema Politica, will screen  Peace Out – a film by Charles Wilkinson – at North Island College Theater, 1685 Dogwood Street at 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 13. Admission is by donation.

This 80-minute film is about B.C.’s vast Peace River region where mega-projects include a major new dam, tens of thousands of hydro-fracked shale gas wells, a nuclear power plant and the Tar Sands. Proponents of these projects argue that countless jobs are being created, resource revenues are pouring in, and schools and hospitals are staying open. Alternatively, there are charges that multinational corporations are despoiling an area the size of Florida, converting public assets into private fortunes and leaving a wake of Mordor-like destruction.

‘Peace Out’ is a heartfelt account of what’s really going on up North and how our choices down South are making it so.

Mark your calendars for other upcoming films in our  environmental and social justice film series: Feb. 17: ‘Revolution’ March 17: ‘Troubled Water’ April 14: ‘A Fierce Green Fire’ May 12: ‘Gasland’ and a special screening of Velcrow Ripper’s award winning film ‘Occupy Love’). For more information visit: Cinema Politica Campbell River  www.cinemapolitca.org or call (250) 286-3019.

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