2024 Film Schedule

January 25: Gather

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

***Newman Catholic Student Centre, Guelph: In-person prayer service and online community screening. No registration required,325 Gordon St, Guelph, ON. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!

February 22: La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues)

Theme: Honduras Land Defenders

Location: Online screening

Duration: 66 minutes, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Elvin Hernandez, Honduran human rights investigator

In Honduras, the most dangerous place in the world to be a land defender, the Lenca and Garifuna people are not backing down. They are fighting to uphold their rights and Indigenous and Black cultures in the face of state backed megaprojects and narco-traffickers who seek to assassinate them, destroy their lands, and erase their existence.

March 28: Island of Lemurs, Madagascar

Theme: Youth

Location: Online

Duration: 40 minutes, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET all public

A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright’s mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

D&P Schools: Online (Daytime screening)

April 25: Bigger than Us

Theme: Youth Power

Location: Online

Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Peter Mahfouz, Caritas Lebanon

The film tells the journey of Melati Wijsen, who decides to go around the globe to meet her peers, young activists just like her, who already have managed to have a huge impact in their fields thanks to their convictions and determination. Melati can feel that the clock is ticking and that change is too slow. She wants, she needs to understand what is preventing change. To join forces. And to come up with her new plan.

May 23: The Biggest Little Farm

Theme: Ecology/ Organic Agriculture

Location: Online

Duration: 91 minutes, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Lisa Conroy, Farm Educator, Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Apricot Lane Farms is home to the award-winning, critically acclaimed feature documentary The Biggest Little Farm, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2020. Directed by filmmaker and farmer John Chester, the film is a testament to the complexity of nature and an epic odyssey to attempt to farm within a reawakening ecosystem.