Projecting Change from Space
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Sir Isaac Newton put it best: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. His theory holds true to this day, but when it comes social change, the laws of physics just don’t apply.
For social change to occur, every effort to inspire and educate must create a greater social reaction. It takes a community. It takes initiatives like Vancouver’s Projecting Change Film Festival to create waves of change, both large and small. This year, UrtheCast was delighted to be the keynote speaker following the film fest’s final screening:
At UrtheCast, we know we’ve got a great story to tell — the story of you, us, and everyone else across the globe. When UrtheCast was asked to give the keynote talk at Projecting Change, we knew it was the right opportunity to explain just how we’ll be letting people across the globe watch the story of the Earth unfold before their eyes.
Following the documentary Life In A Day, UrtheCast’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, Wade Larson, explained how UrtheCast will bring you the story of the Earth, for free. Life In Day chronicles one day in the lives of people across the globe. What does it mean to be human in today’s world? After receiving 80,000 submissions, and 4500 hours of footage from 192 countries, Kevin Macdonald crafted a 90-minute docu-montage to answer that very question.
With a strong focus on audience engagement, Projecting Change considers itself “a community event through and through”. The six-day festival features “inspiring, eye-opening, and often award-winning films from around the globe, each followed by a dynamic speaker and panel discussion”. All proceeds made are donated back to the community.
This was the 5th year of action for Vancouver’s week-long film fest that caters to environmentalists, social activists, film buffs, community leaders, and local businesses.
Founders Brady Dahmer and Lindsay Nahmiache began Projecting Change back in 2007, and it remains a film fest that appeals to innovators and change-makers. “PCFF is about positive change,” says Dahmer. “Come to our festival hungry for knowledge and we promise you will leave with a head full of inspiration.”
Did you make it to Projecting Change for some filmspiration, or have you seen one of these films? What did you think?
by Theras Wood