The fifth annual haliburton documentary film festival – DOC(K) DAY – is April 9 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton.
See four movies starting at 10 a.m. that will surprise and inspire you with people doing the undoable. With a Skype interview and director’s talk this event will truly fascinate.
Passes for the day are $25. Tickets will be available at the door.
For more information call Lisa at 705-286-3696
10 a.m. All the Time in the World (1h 28)
In search of a new perspective a family of five leave the comforts of home to live in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter. The parents leave their jobs and take their three children ages 10 eight and four to spend nine months in a small cabin with no road access no electricity no running water no Internet no TV no phone and most importantly no clocks or watches.
Featuring the unique perspectives of the children All the Time in the World explores the theme of disconnecting from hectic and technology-laden lives in order to reconnect with self each other and our natural environment. The mother Suzanne Crocker will be doing a Skype interview after the movie. Families are encouraged to come with tickets only $5.
1:30 p.m. How to Change the World (1h 50)
In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat. Their mission: to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb. It was from these humble but courageous beginnings the global organization we now know as Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the fascinating untold story behind the modern environmental movement this gripping film tells the story of eco-hero Robert Hunter and how he alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ‘70s would be instrumental in altering the way we now look at the world and our place within it.
4 p.m. Meru (1h30)
Gripping visually as well as narratively this rare documentary proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas. Sitting 21000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India Mount Meru’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling. Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. MERU is the story of an expedition through nature’s harshest elements complicated inner demons and ultimately on to impossible new heights.
7:30 p.m. Blind Spot: Moments Unseen (1h30) Q&A with Director Stefan Morel and Producer Leslie Haller to follow.
There is more to seeing than sight. This award-winning vision-quest documentary features three visually impaired adventurers who journey by horseback into the heart of the Andes. The environment awakens the blind riders’ and their sighted guides’ untapped senses. This juxtaposition of perceptions expands our perspective on how to interpret everyday obstacles. Blind Spot: Moments Unseen defies the conventional views on blindness to chronicle a voyage of self-discovery chronicling what we see what we can’t see and what we overlook. The director Stefan Morel will be doing a presentation after the movie discussing the fascinating elements of making it.
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