A cinematic journey into the terrain where nature, science, belief and wonder converge in one of the most astonishing and breathtaking landscapes on earth, Monsoon is a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. Music by the Bombay Dub Orchestra.
Filmed over the course of India’s 2013 monsoon season, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya ('Place of the Clouds), where the clouds go to die. Along the way, they meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon that some call 'the soul of India'.
Part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama, Monsoon is an exploration of chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers.This film was one of TIFFs (Toronto International Film Festival) top ten Canadian films of 2014.
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: www.greenfilms.ca.
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.