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West Kootenay EcoSociety hosts 'Revolution' film screening

Rob Stewart speaking at Powershift Canada. - Revolution movie still
Rob Stewart speaking at Powershift Canada.
— image credit: Revolution movie still

Revolution is a film about changing the world.

The film documents the true-life adventure of environmentalist Rob Stewart, acclaimed director of Sharkwater, as he continues his remarkable journey. It follows him through 15 countries, where he discovers not only that sharks are in grave danger ­— but humanity itself is at risk.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is bringing this stunning film to the big screen with high definition picture and sound. It will screen one time only at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, February 19.

From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most environmentally destructive project in history in Alberta, Canada — Revolution reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans.

How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set for itself?

As he travels the globe to meet with the dedicated individuals and organizations working on a solution, Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how we’ve evolved and changed our course in times of necessity.

The film arrives in Nelson at a critical moment, as two key pipelines move closer to government approval. The US Department of State released a report last week stating that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not increase carbon pollution from Alberta’s tar sands.

Earlier this year, the National Energy Review Panel recommended that Canada’s cabinet approve a proposed pipeline from the tar sands to the rugged and pristine BC coast. Both pipelines are opposed by environmental groups concerned about the impact of tar sands oil on habitat and climate change.

Revolution screens at 7:30 on Wednesday, February 19 at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Tickets are $10 for the general public or $8 for students, seniors, and EcoSociety members.

The proceeds will be split between the West Kootenay EcoSociety and Rob Stewart’s educational efforts to bring awareness to the environmental issues and conservation projects.

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