Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest environmental film festival opens Thursday, November 21 featuring an array of films and events that includes our own Green Heroes: Back to Nature TV show and its new companion mobile app.
The Festival kicks off with an opening night celebration with Canadian eco-hero tribute to Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) and the premiere of John Walker’s latest documentary, Arctic Defenders.
The festival has something for everyone. School field trips to see Rob Stewart’s ‘Revolution’ and TVO’s ‘The Water Brothers’, an industry day, pitching and award competitions, and this year’s international eco-hero winner, Col. Chris Hadfield’s appearance on closing night, Sunday November 24.
Green Heroes is proud to have Back to Nature screen as part of Green Family day on Saturday morning at the AGO. The documentary explores the issue of Nature Deficit disorder with commentary from twelve year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Shaun Majumder, Edward Burtynsky, Andrew Nikiforuk, Robert Bateman, Olivia Chow and more.
This free 9 a.m screening, at the AGO, is follwed by a Q & A with Ta’Kaiya and a demonstration of our new Green Heroes Academy app. Afterwards families can try out actions in the Back to Nature mission aimed at getting kids and their parents to re-connect with the great outdoors.
Green Heroes would like to offer a free screening pass to the Planet in Focus film festival to the first person who posts a picture action from the ‘Back to Nature’ mission in the Green Heroes Academy app. Users will have to join the Green Heroes Academy Facebook page to have their picture post on Facebook.
1) Play or Download the Green Heroes Academy on your mobile device @ www.academy.greenheroes.tv
2) Join the ‘Green Heroes Academy‘ Group on Facebook
3) Select the Back to Nature mission in the app and do any of the photo missions!
4) Post to Facebook or tweet about it with #greenheroestv