Running On Climate Screening in East Vancouver
Running On Climate, by filmmakers Robert Alstead and Joanna Clarke, looks at the lengths scientists will go to highlight the dangers of runaway climate change and the actions individuals can take to avert catastrophe. Its principle subject is Andrew Weaver, the internationally renowned climate scientist who took a run at provincial politics in 2013 and went on to become British Columbia's first elected Green MLA in Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
This film offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at a campaign that defied the pundits' predictions by unseating a long-time cabinet minister and electing a Green to the Legislature for the first time in history.
This screening will be followed by a short discussion with Dr Andrew Weaver himself, who will be joined by filmmaker Robert Alstead and two East Vancouver Green candidates looking to follow in Weaver's footsteps: Pete Fry, the BC Green Party candidate for the impending Vancouver-Mount Pleasant byelection; and Wes Regan, the Green Party of Canada candidate running to become Vancouver East's first Green MP in the October 19 federal election.
What: Screening of Running on Climate followed by discussion with Andrew Weaver, Pete Fry, Wes Regan and filmmaker Robert Alstead
Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 10 at 6:30pm
Organisers: BC Green Party and the Vancouver East branch of the Green Party of Garden