April 28th – Roots of Activism

Sun, 28 April 2019 – 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
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Centre for Social Innovation- Annex
720 Bathurst Street
The Garage
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4 View Map

An Afternoon of Revolutionary Film Education and Environmental Activism

About this Event

Join Kids Right to Knowand Gen-Earth for an inspirational event, “Roots Of Activism, an Afternoon of Revolutionary Film Education and Environmental Activism”. Exchange and connect with other like-minded changemakers interested in the protection of nature’s diversity, ocean acidification, deforestation, overfishing, climate change and our survival! Learn about what organizations and changemakers are doing right here in our own city.

We will be screening the award-winning film Revolution, followed by an engaging discussion by Rachel Parent, and other inspirational speakers (TBA). In the award-winning documentary Revolution, Rob Stewart goes on an adventure filled with action and drama that will leave audiences around the world, at any age, inspired about how they can get involved in the fight to save our planet. Revolution is not just about the environment—it’s a film about hope and inspiration. It’s a call-to-action with an uplifting message that tells us it’s possible to alleviate the damage already done. It’s time for a Revolution!

Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Time: 1:00PM – 5:30PM

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex– The Garage

*Organic snacks, beer, wine, and juice will be on site for purchase. All proceeds will be redistributed back into Kids Right to Know programming

About the Organizer:

This event will be hosted by Rachel Parent, youth activist, food environment speaker, and the founder of Kids Right to Know. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved into what’s now known as Kids Right To Know, a not-for-profit organization that she founded to inform the public, especially other children, about food safety.

About the Film:

Revolution is an exhilarating and hard-hitting full length feature film from award-winning Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart. Not only does it shed light on crucial environmental topics and how we can save the planet, but he shows how past world events have taught us what we need to do to save the future.

Revolution premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has already gone on to win ten awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival, Most Popular Environmental Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Revolution will be released in theaters and online here, and through your favourite conservation group April 22nd, 2015.

Revolution was the #1 Canadian documentary of the year, and had the highest-grossing opening weekend of any Canadian documentary since Rob Stewart’s previous movie, Sharkwater in 2007.

Revolution won the Most Popular Environmental Film Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Audience Favorite Award at the Victoria Film Festival, Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival. It was also a Best Documentary runner-up at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the highest-rated Canadian documentary.

Want a sneak peek? Watch the the Revolution Trailer now!

“Change starts with education. If people are aware of their impact on the Earth, they’ll make smarter choices.”– Rob Stewart

About Rob Stewart:

Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist, author and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18, he became a scuba instructor and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, studying in Ontario, Jamaica and Kenya.

He is the filmmaker and environmental activist behind the movies Sharkwater (2006) and Revolution (2015). Since childhood, he has been passionate about the environment, especially the ocean. His love of nature drove him at first to pursue a career as a wildlife photojournalist and scuba diver. By the time he was in his early twenties, Stewart had already become an acclaimed photographer. That trajectory of Stewart’s life changed after he witnessed the practice of long-lining in supposedly protected marine areas in the Galapagos Islands. He put aside his already successful photography career to raise awareness about the threatened global shark population through documentary filmmaking.


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