The Green Film Series fall program continues with an intimate portrait of the most influential environmental activist movement in history: Greenpeace. How to Change the World will screen on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. The early days of this media-savvy group come to life with remarkable footage, audio recordings and photographs which capture its most dramatic and iconic moments.

From the remnants of mass slaughter at an abandoned whaling station to the maneuvering of Zodiacs between the whales and Russian harpoons, the inventors of “mind bomb” images succeeded in galvanizing the idealism of the time. A raw portrait of the group’s original members, this treasure of archival footage is also the history of activism itself—idealism vs. pragmatism, principle vs. compromise.

The next film event in the fall series, Fractured Land, follows Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of his generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world aroundhim. Fractured Land will screen Monday November 9, at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.The final film in the fall series will be This Changes Everything.

The Green Film Series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues and is produced by Rhizome Up! Media. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action. For more information or to reserve seats go to:

Doors open at 7 pm with the film starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation. The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC.