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Super science documentary films - 'The Future of Food'

Sun, 2007-09-30 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

A shocking documentary shows how biotech companies are trying to exert control over the food that appears on people's tables. The film points out that genetically modified plants cannot be controlled or contained in the environment.

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Special event: Climate change and what we can do about it

Sun, 2007-10-14 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Live adaptation of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth" by Montrealer Désirée McGraw. As one of 20 people trained to carry Gore's message to Canada, her presentation focuses on the science and solutions of climate change.

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Super science documentary films - 'Our Daily Bread'

Sun, 2007-10-28 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2006) In a series of striking images this film observes the industrialized production of food. What we see is both eerily beautiful and profoundly unsettling.

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Super science documentary films - 'Who Killed the Electric Car?'

Sun, 2007-11-04 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Chris Paine, 2006) In 1996, a fleet of electric cars began to hit the road in the United States, leased to drivers for about $500 a month. But less than 10 years later, only a few were left. This movie documents the history of the electric car in the country as well as the rise and fall of the GM EV-1.

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Super science documentary films - 'The Wild'

Sun, 2007-11-11 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(Walt Disney, 2006) An odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo -- including a lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala and a squirrel -- discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him.

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Super science documentary films - 'Empty Oceans, Empty Nets'

Sun, 2007-11-18 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(PBS, 2002) Documentary exploring the immense changes threatening marine fisheries worldwide and efforts being made to restore and sustain them. The film begins with a sequence of stunning images that reveal the immense volume and diversity of fish caught in a seemingly limitless ocean. From Indonesia to Japan to the Bering Sea, the camera documents an ever-growing, high-tech fishing effort that yields over 100 million metric tons of seafood a year. These marine fisheries provide food, income and employment for 200 million people worldwide, but how long can the massive hunt be sustained?

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Super science documentary films - 'Bloodlines - Technology Hits Home'

Sun, 2007-11-25 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(Noel Sherwin, 2003) New life technologies are raising ethical, legal and social dilemmas as cutting-edge science intersects with the law. This documentary explores the dilemmas created by new biotechnologies firsthand and asks the question: Are we creating a world that we won't want to inhabit?

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Super science documentary films - "Manufactured Landscapes" (NFB, Mongrel Media, 2007)

Sun, 2007-12-02 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

This Genie-winning film directed by McGill grad Jennifer Baichwal follows Ontario photographer Edward Burtynsky to China as he captures the effects of the country's massive industrial revolution. This remarkable film reflects on human endeavour and its impact on the planet.

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Super science documentary films - "Nanook of the North"

Sun, 2007-12-09 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(James Flaherty, 1922) Documents a year in the life of Nanook, an Eskimo (Inuit), and his family. Describes the trading, hunting, fishing and migrations of a group barely touched by industrial technology. "Nanook of the North" was widely shown and praised as the first full-length anthropological documentary in cinematographic history. The mise-en-scène introduction and post-screening will be led by Bruno Paul Stenson.

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Super science fundraising event with film - "A Night at the Museum"

Sun, 2007-12-16 13:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

(Sean Levy, 2004) This film, about a chaotic night at a natural history museum, will be introduced by the Montreal-born actor Matthew Harrison, who plays one of the movie's neanderthals. Matthew spent many inspiring and awe-filled days as a teenager at the Redpath Museum and will provide a mise-en-scène about life on the museum movie set. Suggested contribution of $5 per person OR $25 per family will help to restore the Museum's silver-backed mountain gorilla.

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