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Ongoing event running from: Fri Sep 02, 2022 - Fri Dec 16, 2022

Every Friday from 2-4 pm enjoy a wide variety of films followed by refreshments in the auditorium. For more information, call the Language, Literature and Fine Arts Department at 416-395-5639.

September 2
Coffee trails: Java & Sumatra
Starting in Jakarta on the island of Java, Megan McCormick learns about the art of shadow puppets before she moves on to climb the Krakatoa volcano, dive in the nearby waters and visits the Boroubudur Temple. Travelling to Sumatra she visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. 60 minutes. 2016.

September 9
Winged Seduction: Birds of Paradise
National Geographic photographer, Tim Laman, along with ornithologist, Ed Scholes, go deep into the impenetrable jungles of New Guinea where they are the first people to film all 39 species of the unique and beautiful birds of paradise. Closed Captions. 60 minutes. 2012.

September 16
Secrets in our DNA
People love to get their DNA analyzed to know more about their family ancestry, to connect with lost relatives or even to learn genetic secrets about their health. But, once the companies have this data what do they do with it? Fascinating stories of solving cold cases and reuniting lost family members abound but so do unintended consequences. 60 minutes. Closed Captions.2020

September 23
Sinking Cities: New York
After Hurricane Sandy flooded New York City, the planners were forced to confront the problems caused by rising sea levels and ferocious storms. What can be done to protect the island of Manhattan from these inevitable threats? Closed Captions. 60 minutes. 2018.

September 30
How Does the Brain Work?
Can magnets affect the way we think? Will artificial intelligence ever replace the human brain? Why do some people see colours when they hear sounds? This film reveals many of the strange peculiarities of the human brain. Closed Captions. 60 minutes, 2011

October 7
Sharks of Hawaii
In the warm waters around the volcanic islands of Hawaii, there is a multitude of aquatic wildlife. But the shark, with over 40 species ranging from the white reef tip shark to the tiger to the scalloped hammerhead stands out as the dominant predator. Because there are so many enormous sharks that consume vast amounts of fish and plankton they have developed many remarkable ways to find food in this rich volcanic environment. Closed Captions.55 minutes.2021

October 14
Cracking Your Genetic Code
Genetics research has reached the point where science is able to manipulate parts of the DNA to prevent some genetic diseases, target cancers and provide solutions to treat undesirable conditions. But what are the moral implications of this? Will designer babies become a reality? Will insurance companies use this information to avoid insuring those who are likely to become sick? Closed Captioned. 60 minutes. 2012

October 21
Blue Planet 2: The Deep
David Attenborough takes you to a world deep under the ocean where few people have ever ventured. Here there are fish that walk and shrimps that are imprisoned in cages of crystal sponge for their entire lives. There are strange animals that can survive in total darkness and endure water pressure five miles beneath the surface. Some of this life is due to massive cracks in the earth?s crust that allow geothermal geysers to break through and heat the area giving birth to incredible new life forms. Closed Captions. 60 minutes. 2018.

October 28
Where Did I Put… My Memory
Who would we be without our memories? Can we do anything to improve our memory as we age? What would it be like to remember everything and be unable to forget? In this age of information overload, these issues are becoming increasingly important. Using music, rap, games, ballroom dancing and more we can make our memories even better than before. 53 minutes. 2010

November 4
How We Got To Now: Glass
Glass may seem mundane. However, this invention has opened new worlds. Antibiotics, vaccines and medical research became possible once we were able to use microscopes to study bacteria and DNA. Telescopes, television, cameras, mirrors and fibre optics have all revolutionized our lives and made communication and space travel possible. Closed Captioned. 60 minutes. 2016.

November 11
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November 18
The Wild Canadian Year
Of all the seasons in Canada it is majestic winter that poses the greatest hardships on the wildlife. The birth and mating of the seals of Sable Island, the river otters in Saskatchewan that must punch through the ice for food, the Arctic Hare hiding from the lynx that stalk it, the caribou searching for food and the bears that hibernate for five months are just a few of the many animals that face harrowing challenges to their survival. Closed Captions. 55 minutes. 2017




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