Victoria Premiere of Climate Justice Film "Running On Climate"

UPDATE: Andrew Weaver is now unable to make the screening but Robert Alstead will be joined by others from the film for the Q&A. More information.



Climate justice documentary Running On Climate will have its Victoria Premiere on the 6th July at the Vic Theatre. The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Robert Alstead and climate scientist and BC Green MLA Andrew Weaver.

Running On Climate looks at the lengths scientists will go to highlight the danger of runaway climate change and what actions individuals can take to help avert catastrophe.

The 83-minute documentary was filmed extensively in the Oak Bay area as it followed University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver's run to become the first Green candidate to win a seat in a Canadian provincial legislature.

The film also looks at the implications of policy decisions in British Columbia and Canada for global warming and the radicalization of scientists, epitomized by the arrests of former NASA scientist James Hansen and, closer to home, SFU professor Lynne Quarmby, who is seen arrested blocking a US thermal coal train in White Rock and protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Other interviewees include David Suzuki, Mark Jaccard, Vaughn Palmer, Ben West, and Kevin Washbrook.

Running On Climate had its World Premiere in May at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. The Georgia Straight magazine called it “an exhilarating portrait of a grassroots political campaign from the moment of its origin” and the film received four out of five stars from the Vancouver Observer.

Running On Climate is produced by Robert Alstead and Joanna Clarke for productions ltd.

Screening and Ticket information

Running On Climate is at The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street on 6th July at 7pm. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Robert Alstead and Andrew Weaver. Tickets are $10 and can be bought in advance online at EventBrite (

Press materials and contact

For further information, a press screener, or interview request contact Robert Alstead or Joanna Clarke:

Email: runningonclimate (replace this with the at sign)