Environmental Film Festival at The Canadian Museum of Nature

The Environmental Film Festival at The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa continues until the 21st.

Tickets are...

- $15 per night, April 18–20
- $30 for the closing-night film and reception on April 21
- $25 for the closing reception only

Tonight is..

The Polar Explorer: On a historic journey to the Northwest Passage, 10 of the world's foremost polar scientists discover new life on the seabed and report on the latest signs of climate change. The Polar Explorer and its findings were so significant, it was presented by the United Nations Environment Programme to delegates attending COP16, the Climate Change Conference in December 2010.

The Clean Bin Project: Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in a year. Their lighthearted competition is set against a darker examination of waste in North American society, and the duo struggles to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale impacts of our "throw-away society".

Saturday is...

Elisha and The Cacao Tree: English and French versions. What links a village in Belize with millions of North American kids? Chocolate! Meet 13-year-old Elisha, the daughter of a cacao farmer in Belize. Learn about her daily life and dreams as she and her father show us how cacao is grown, harvested and turned into chocolate.

The Whale: When a young killer whale (orca) named Luna lost contact with his family in Puget Sound and was found in Nootka Sound, British Columbia, fierce battles broke out between the Canadian governments, NGOs, and the local Mowachaht tribe. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, The Whale captures the complicated interaction between humans and animals and celebrates the whale's spirit in the face of adversity.