Terra Lightfoot

Music and Environment Collide at Harvest Picnic

Terra Lightfoot played at Hillside Music Festival and the Harvest Picnic this summer. These are two festivals that I keep my eye on because they weave environment so beautifully into their occasion. Both keep their event footprint sustainably light, and they attract artists (and patrons) who care about the planet […]

Dr. Vandana Shiva at Planet in Focus

Film as a Catalyst for Change

Last week, Planet in Focus wrapped their five-days of 60 films, from 15 countries, attended by 30 international and Canadian filmmakers. With numerous sold-out screenings including their opening event “An Evening with Dr. Vandana Shiva”, the attendance for this year’s event was up 15 percent from last year.

Planet In Focus

Planet in Focus 2015

Now in it’s 16th year running, Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization dedicated to showcasing films that question, explore and tell stories about the world we live in. The Film Festival — based in Toronto — kicks off this Wednesday with Vandana Shiva, author, journalist, and global […]

Watershed - Tanja Jacobs, Kristen Thomson, Ngozi Paul, Bruce Dinsmore, Alex Ivanovici, Amelia Sargisson

The Watershed

The Watershed is a documentary verbatim play, created through a research and community building process. The play focuses on writer Annabel Soutar’s research into the federal government’s 2012–2014 closing of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). The ELA is a scientific ecosystem research facility in Ontario that was transferred to a […]

Watershed - Eric Peterson and cast

New Play about the Experimental Lakes Area, The Watershed, Opens in Toronto This Week

Annabel Soutar and Chris Abraham are, respectively, the artistic directors of Montreal’s Porte Parole theatre and Toronto’s Crows Theatre. Between 2012 and 2014, the two collaborated on producing and touring Seeds, a play about the use and spread of genetically modified organisms. I spoke to them last weekend about their new […]