Global Village - Short Films
Global Village – Short Films
66 minutes – 4 films – Adventure & Exploration, Mountain Culture, Mountain Environment
Oct 31 – Nov 8 - $10 CAD
Ocean conservation, preservation of traditional culture, receding glaciers, and centuries-steeped traditions are the world issues explored in this program. This cinematic journey of 4 films takes us from the Pacific Ocean, to the Andes, to high altitude villages in the Himalaya, and on a unusual pilgrimage to ancient temples in Japan.
Program subject to change
Voice Above Water
Voice Above Water is the story of Wayan, a 90-year-old fisherman who can no longer fish because of the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. Instead he uses his fishing boat and net to pull trash from the water in hopes of being able to fish again.
Anay Kachi: The Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes
At 3,300 m above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, indigenous people have been harvesting salt by hand for over 600 years, prior to the Inca times. Through the eyes of Laurita, a 65-year-old indigenous salt worker, this short film explores the cultural importance that this place has had for the people of Maras and how it is shaping the next generation.
When Glaciers Go
The remote Mustang region of Nepal is on the front line of our planet’s changing climate. With glacial water shortages forcing the Gurung family and neighbors from their homes, a course is charted for future generations and the Gurung family splits ways. The younger generation moves to a new village leaving behind traditional agriculture to grow apples as a cash crop to sell on the global market.
Horimono: Japan's Tattoo Pilgrimage
Japan has an uneasy relationship with tattoos, which have come to be associated with organized crime. Living amongst heavy stereotypes, a group of tattooed individuals practice a centuries-old pilgrimage to a mountain shrine, now one of the few places where the traditional full-body tattoo (“horimono”) can be shown and celebrated.