GIFF x Westshore Community Foundation World Environment Day Screening

Jun 05

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Westshore Community Foundation in partnership with the Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF) Presents: A World Environment Day Film Screening (FREE)

Join us on June 5th at 1pm at Gimli Theatre (72 2 Avenue) in Gimli, Manitoba for a special screening for UN’s World Environment Day.

World Environment Day is a UN designated day to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of the environment, globally. It is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach since becoming an annual celebration on June 5, 1973.

GIFF and the Westshore Community Foundation Environmental Fund have teamed up to bring you a free screening of three short films focused on Manitoba waterway and lake health. These films are:


Synopsis: As Canadian summers become longer and hotter due to climate change, many of us will be seeking relief at local lake beaches. But the hotter summers and changing precipitation make for very favourable conditions, allowing algal blooms to grow in the water, which in turn produce toxins that are harmful to human health. Experts, Indigenous communities, and residents in the Lake Winnipeg area are all too familiar with the impacts of algal blooms on health as HOTTER SUMMERS, GREENER LAKES reveals.

Directors: Izabella Robak, Laura Cameron

Duration: 6 mins.


Synopsis: The Prairies and its people are connected by the Lake Winnipeg Watershed, one of the largest drainage basins in the entire world. This dynamic system relies on the stability of weather patterns, which are being affected by current changing climate conditions. TROUBLED WATERS: FRESH WATER AT RISK urges action, across our borders, to reduce the strain on shared waterways and shows us that everything is interrelated, from upstream to downstream.

Director: Erika MacPherson

Duration: 9 mins


Synopsis: Jennifer Dysart’s documentary KEWEKAPAWETAN: RETURN AFTER THE FLOOD is a poignant film that delves into the history and present-day story of the Northern Manitoba Ithinew (Cree) community of South Indian Lake. The film explores the community’s complex relationship with Manitoba Hydro and the impact of large-scale hydroelectric projects on the land and lives of local communities.

Director: Jennifer Dysart

Duration: 29 mins

Our screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts. Please join us in raising awareness of the current state of our province’s waterways and lakes and learn what each of us can do to contribute daily to the health of these vital spaces.

Seating is first come, first served so get there early! Doors open at 12:15PM. Show will start at 1PM.

Please Note: Gimli Theatre is wheelchair accessible with 240 seats of patrons and 14 additional wheelchair spots.

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