Category Archives: Planet in Focus

October 25

Talking Planet in Focus on Frameline

On last Thursday’s episode of Frameline, Barbara Goslawski, Matthew Price and myself discussed some of the films that played the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. If you missed it when it aired live, you can now find the recording below. The films we reviewed included: Unfractured, Poached, Food Coop, Wasted! The story of Food […]

December 06

Planet In Focus Review: Elemental

Elemental finds directors Gayatri Roshan and Emmanuel Vaughn Lee choosing three Echo-Crusaders, from different regions of the Commonwealth, to be the subjects of their film. The story follows the three as they try to bring change to harsh realities of today’s environmental climate. One of these individuals is Rajendra Singh, a commissioner with the Ganges […]

December 01

Planet in Focus Review: Gringo Trails

Gringo Trails is a term used in South and Central America for the destinations where foreign tourists normally frequent. Travelers usually can be defined by three specific categories. The first are the drifters who stumble upon an area alone or possibly with one or two other people and stay for an extended period of time. […]

November 22

Planet in Focus Review: Arctic Defenders

Arctic Defenders is an eye-opening film that looks at hardships that the Inuit people endured as a result of the Canadian government’s quest to claim the Arctic. Inuit men and women were uprooted from their homes in the 1950’s and abruptly transplanted, against their will, to the Arctic to act as human flagpoles for Canadian […]

November 21

Planet in Focus Review: The Ghost in Our Machine

If animals can experience the same emotions of fear and joy as humans, then why are they not cared for like humans? This is the central question that drives the work of award-winning photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur. Spending over ten years of her life advocating against the mistreatment of animals worldwide, McArthur shows no […]