Reel
Change: films that make a difference!

A series of four evenings of film hosted by
Building Better Neighborhoods, COPE, Jim Hamm Productions and SFU Public Interest
Research Group.

Each film will be introduced by community activists who will facilitate
discussion after the screenings.

April 08: Turning Down the
Heat
and The Air We Breathe:
with Gordon Price of the SFU City Program, Vancouver City Councillor David
Cadman and filmmaker Jim Hamm

April 09: The Corporation:
with author Murray Dobbin and filmmaker Joel Bakan

April 14: Wal-Mart: The high cost of low price: with VDLC
president Bill Saunders and Louisie Seto, from Building Better Neighbourhoods

April 17: The Take:
with John Restakis, of the BC Co-Op Association and Rachel Marcuse, from The
Working World

All screenings at 7:30 pm at ScotiaDance Centre 677 Davie St (at
Granville), Vancouver

Tickets: sliding scale $5 – $10

For more information contact 604-255-0400, or rachel@cope.bc.ca

April 08, 2008: TURNING DOWN THE HEAT/
THE AIR WE BREATHE
Narrated by Dr. David Suzuki and co-produced with the NFB, Turning Down the Heat leaves the viewer
feeling positively excited about the energy revolution that is sweeping the
world, rather than worried about yet another environmental horror story. From
Danish farmers who have installed windmills on their land to Vancouver schoolchildren who are saving money
by saving energy, Turning Down the Heat speaks to the optimist in each of
us. Jim Hamm Productions. Running time:
49 Mins. and:
The Air We Breathe is filmed in
several major urban centers in Canada and the United States, and takes an
incisive look at how political choices have led to the growing crises of air
pollution and what steps certain cities are taking down the path for cleaner,
less polluting transit systems.
Jim Hamm Productions http://www.jimhammproductions.com/film-turning.html
Running time: 48 Mins.

April 09, 2008: THE CORPORATION
The Corporation explores the
nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. The
Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful
and compelling analysis that includes interviews with 40 corporate
insiders and critics – including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman,
Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case
studies and strategies for change. http://www.thecorporation.com/.
Running time: 145 Mins.

April 14, 2008: WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST
OF LOW PRICE

This feature length documentary uncovers a retail giant’s assault on families
and workers. The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives
of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath. Producer/Director
Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films take you on an extraordinary journey that
will change the way you think, feel — and shop. http://www.walmartmovie.com/. Running
time: 98 Minutes

April 17, 2008: THE TAKE
The Take is a Canadian
documentary film released in 2004 by the wife and husband team of Naomi Klein
and Avi Lewis. It tells the story of workers in Buenos Aires, Argentina
who reclaim control of a closed Forja auto plant where they once worked and
turn it into a worker cooperative, or as could be argued, a working model of
anarcho-syndicalism. Winner of 26 awards including the 2004 Sundance Film
Festival. http://www.thetake.org/. Running time: 87
Mins.

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