The inaugural New West Doc Fest will showcase environmentally focused films on October 21 and 22 at Douglas College’s Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre. The two-day affair will include music, an art exhibition and slam poetry.
The Doc Fest is organized by Green Ideas Network in partnership with New Westminster Environmental Partners and Douglas College. They say their goal is not only to raise awareness about green issues, but to solutions to the various problems depicted in the films.
“We are trying to give people choices for healthier ways of living, and we provide information and resources (to the viewers)," Green Ideas Network’s Joyce Rostron told the Vancouver Observer in a phone interview.
Eva Markvoort, subject in the documentary 65_redroses. Photo sourced from Facebook.
65_redroses directed by Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji (Canada)
This documentary follows New Westminster resident and cystic fibrosis sufferer Eva Markvoort through her struggles with the illness she bravely endured.
The aspiring actress became the poster girl of a widespread campaign to bring awareness on organ donation and died last year at 25 while waiting for a second lung-transplant.
This is the only film with social content was suggested to attract a wider audience and also because Marvoot "is basically dear to the hearts of people in New Westminster," Rostron said.
Read more about feature length films to be shown: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/2011/10/18/new-westminsterss-first-own-green-documentary-fest-kick-friday