Transition Film Evenings offer an opportunity for the NDG community to gather and view meaningful films together. We always add a post-screening dialogue so that we can share our ideas, get to know one another and learn from our neighbours.
We show documentaries on topics relating to food, urban agriculture, waste, community resiliency, the economy, environment and other subjects relevant to a more sustainable and locally vibrant neighbourhood. Over the past 3 years, we have shown classics like The Corporation, visually stunning films including Wasteland and paradigm shifters such as the permaculture movie Inhabit.
A group of volunteers selects the films and organizes the events, which take place monthly from October through May. We welcome any ideas for great films to show or subjects to focus on. We also look for people in the community with special knowledge or skills who might wish to facilitate or help plan our film nights.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and preferences!
Our lineup for the coming months – all screenings take place at the Coop La Maison Verte, 5785 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec.
February 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Professor Norman Cornett: “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?”
This Alanis Obomsawin film is a tribute to Norman Cornett,a McGill University Professor celebrated for his unconventional yet powerful teaching methods.
March 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Seven individuals strive for a better life in the modern-day US and UK, where the top 0.1% own as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting their stories together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.
April 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
all the time in the world – disconnecting to reconnect
Two parents and their three children, ages 10, 8 and 4, spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet, TV, phone, and, most importantly, no clocks or watches.
May 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
No Land, No Food, No Life
Explores sustainable small-scale agriculture and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs. The film gives voice to those directly affected by combining personal stories, and vérité footage of communities fighting to retain control of their land.
June 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Cultural Creatives – The (R)evolution
Over one-third of the adult populations of the United States, Europe, Japan, and other cosmopolitan cities worldwide are “cultural creatives”, people whose mindset demonstrates a major shift in consciousness leading to a deep interest in finding solutions to the pressing issues of this new millennium and anticipating the future as filled with possibility and abundant opportunity.
Here are a few of the titles we have shown since beginning this activity in 2013:
- Economics of Happiness,
- Occupy Love,
- Voices of Transition,
- Just Eat It,
- Symphony of the Soil.