MOVIE OF THE MONTH– Thursday, December 17 at 7pm (AT)

From November 2020 to May 2021, we will offer a film to watch on your own time and a scheduled Zoom meeting to have a discussion based on the topic(s) presented in the film. The program will present a broad spectrum of views on our relationship with this earth and will include both documentaries and features from around the world.   

When?
Thursdays:  Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 13
At: 4:00 pm (MT) / 6:00 pm (ET) / 7:00 pm (AT) 
Zoom Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89516097467?pwd=ZHZVbUtndEJVMU53dXdMVVYrdTFyZz09
Passcode: STECfilm
Meeting ID: 895 1609 7467

How?
1- We announce the movie in this newsletter and on the Collective’s website
2- You watch it at home or with a friend before the discussion date
3- We discuss it online in a Zoom Room, with a break-out groups format
 
Our Programmer for this series is British born film brat Angela Pressburger, who has been a Program Consultant for the Vancouver International Film Festival since 2000 and has sat on documentary juries for both the Vancouver and Seattle film festivals. In 2001, Angela founded the Sunshine Coast Film Society, which is still running, and in 2012 she started the Tatamagouche Movie Group, many of whose members will be joining us for this film series. At one point she wrote a movie review column for the Shambhala Sun and she is also the co-founder of the short-lived Shambhala Agricultural Foundation, which turns out to have been just a little before its time. 
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December Film:

WOMAN AT WAR, 2018, Iceland/France/Ukraine,  101min., 

Recognitions: Best Film at many European film festivals, especially in the Nordic countries and Ukraine; Best Actress, Montreal; People’s Choice Award, Melbourne; Scriptwriting Award, Cannes.

Link to watch: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1697720899899/woman-at-war
Also on Amazon Prime in the US and Canada

A brilliant comedy about a woman fighting to save the planet and adopt a child at the same time… Alongside the film’s catastrophic subject matter of the despoliation of planet Earth, there is a warmth, wit and wisdom that transcend national and cultural boundaries, making this a truly universal treat. A watershed Icelandic film which will speak to the hearts and minds of all who are working toward the creation of an ecological civilization and wondering ‘are we doing enough’

Review: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/05/woman-at-war-review-benedikt-erlingsson-icelandic-eco-comedy

Online Discussion: Thursday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. Atlantic, 6:00 p.m. Eastern

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89516097467?pwd=ZHZVbUtndEJVMU53dXdMVVYrdTFyZz09

Passcode: STECfilm
Meeting ID: 895 1609 7467