FREE Screening for High School Students: 
Kayak to Klemtu

Friday, April 20 at 10am
VIFF Vancity Theatre

Presented by Reel Canada 

Canada, 2018, dir. Zoe Leigh Hopkins
90 mins

Winner of the Audience Award at the ImagineNATIVE 2017 festival, this BC feature debut from Zoe Hopkins is a outdoors adventure family film with themes of environmentalism, Reconciliation, activism and family relationships.14-year-old Ella makes it her mission to speak out against pipelines at a forum in Klemtu, on the far edge of the Great Bear Rainforest. And she means to get there the traditional way: by kayak. Spectacular scenery is more than a backdrop here, it's also the crux of the argument.

Friday, April 20 at 10am 
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

FREE screening. Bookings essential.
Email Ellyn Hadley at with your school name and the number of students expected to attend to reserve your seats. 

We hope you can join us!

Ellyn Hadley
VIFF Education Coordinator
T: 604685 0260 ext.866

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Rated for Youth:
Now Playing at VIFF Vancity Theatre
Below is a selection of the  thought provoking films suitable for youth, currently screening as part of our year-round programming. We encourage you to share the magic of great cinema with your students and colleagues. Email for further information and group booking enquiries.

Canada, 2017, dir. Melanie Wood
82 mins

Shane Koyczan has become a spoken word superstar by giving powerful voice to the underdogs: the loners, the losers, the kids who grow up believing they don't measure up somehow. In this poignant feature-length portrait of the artist, Melanie Wood gets up close and personal with Shane as he is reunited with the man who bailed out on him when he was still a youngster.

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HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS (Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes)
Canada, 2017, dir. François Girard
100 mins

When a sinkhole opens up at McGill University, the fracture affords a unique opportunity to unearth the roots of Montreal's history, and the history before that... In this flamboyant archaeological fresco from the director of 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould and The Red Violin, François Girard explores the defining characteristics that constitute our country and its peoples, their conflicts, qualities and aspirations. This is Canadian cinema at its epic, eccentric best.

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Canada, 2017, dir. Aube Giroux
86 mins

This first-person doc questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the US, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker's relationship to her mother, a passionate gardener and food activist. It makes a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. Followed by Vancity Impact Talk with panel discussion.

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