The environmental documentary Suzuki Speaks will be one of two films shown when the Canadian High Commission launches its ‘Movie Nights’ on Monday at the Chapel of the Canadian High Commission from 6 pm.
According to a press release, the movies are intended to be a celebration of Canadian values through the medium of film. After the showing of Suzuki Speaks , Canadian Environmental Consultant Craig Morrison will make a brief presentation in celebration of Earth Day 2010. Following this the film The Necessities of Life will be shown.
On Tuesday, the film Human Trafficking will be shown and on Wednesday Mon Oncle Antoine.
Suzuki Speaks, a film by Tony Papa seeks to showcase the interconnection of the elements of the universe. Renowned scientist and visionary Dr David Suzuki seeks to deliver the message that as human we live in an interconnected world and seeks to bring change to the way that humans consider their role in the world.
The Necessities of Life is set in the far north and uses the outbreak of tuberculosis as its backdrop. It features the journey of Tiivii, an orphan who is uprooted from his home due to the disease and his subsequent resettling. The development of his friendship with a young orphan and the crossing of cultures, languages and endurance of the human spirit are portrayed in the film.
Human Trafficking highlights the struggle of law enforcement officials to dismantle a network responsible for human trafficking. It traces the horrific experiences of women entangled in a modern day system of slavery. The film is one which touches on a very important international issue and the fight faced by authorities to stop the trade and bring the ringleaders to justice.
Mon Oncle Antoine examines life in the Maurice Duplessis-era asbestos region of rural Quebec prior to the asbestos strike of the late 1940s. The film is told through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy coming of age in a mining town. It strikes at the social conditions in Quebec which enabled the transformation of the province years later.