DAYTIME PROGRAMS For SUNDAY APRIL 15
FREE with Science World Admission
10AM OMNIMAX Theatre
STUDENT FILM COMPETITION (90 min)
SPONSORED BY: THE VANCOUVER OUTDOOR SCHOOL
Produced by students under age 19, we are screening the best short films submitted to our Student Film Competition. You will be amazed at the professionalism of these young artists!
10:30AM SCIENCE Theatre
WOLVERINE: GHOST OF THE NORTHERN FOREST (52 min)
Director: Andrew Manske (Canada)
This film recounts the fascinating story of a relentless, five-year quest to find and film one of the most legendary and elusive creatures on the planet.
12:30PM OMNIMAX Theatre - BEAUTIFUL BC
A NORTHERN PATH: EXPLORING THE NISGA’A AND STEWART-CASSIAR HIGHWAYS (4 min)
Director: David Peacock (Canada)
A showcase of the beauty and diversity found on British Columbia's Nisga'a and Stewart Cassiar Highways, while highlighting unique Indigenous cultural experiences. Director: David Peacock (Canada)
I AM SALMON (7 min)
Director: Peter Mieras (Canada)
Wild Pacific salmon, the Tseshaht First Nation, and their connection.
LAST STAND: THE VANISHING CARIBOU RAINFOREST (34 min)
Director: Colin Arisman (Canada)
Hidden in BC's interior is the largest inland temperate rainforest on earth, home to numerous First Nations communities, critical habitat for the endangered mountain caribou, and an ecosystem that has reached its tipping point.
CREEKWALKER (50 min)
Director: Rosie Koch (Germany)
Stan Hutchings has been walking the creeks of BC's Great Bear Rainforest for almost 40 years. His passion and his calling are salmon - the fish at the very center of the coastal ecosystem.
1PM SCIENCE Theatre - WORLD ON FIRE
ATIALA SALAMA: CONSERVING FOREST IN MADAGASCAR FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS (17 min)
Director: Chris Scarffe (Canada)
Madagascar is a truly unique ecosystem as the majority of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth, including lemurs. This film highlights the work of a group working to help lemurs and communities.
INTO THE FIRE (50 min)
Director: Leora Eisen (Canada)
Dr. David Suzuki and forest fire experts examine the science and role of forest fire, visit the devastating fire in Fort McMurray and discuss how people can help protect their property from its dangers.
PANEL: WORLD ON FIRE
Featuring scientists Alan Westhaver and Dr. Travis Steffens.
3PM OMNIMAX Theatre - Earth
LAKE VICTORIA: AN ECOSYSTEM IN TURMOIL (37 min) - Canadian Premiere
Director: Benj Binks (Australia)
A series of personal stories that reveal how the environmental degradation of Lake Victoria is affecting the people who call the lake their home.
RED-SHANKED DOUC LANGUR (7 min) - World Premiere
Director: Ryan Deboodt (United States)
Take a look into the life in Vietnam of one of the most beautiful primates on the planet, the endangered red-shanked douc langur.
DESOLATION FOLLOWS (9 min)
Director: Burnham Arlidge (United Kingdom)
Designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty, the English moorlands elicit in us a sense of the wild and untamed. A pristine wilderness, untouched by theadvances of civilization. Yet all is not as it seems.
CASCADE CROSSROADS (31 min)
Director: Ted Grudowski (United States)
Building bridges and joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor in Washington State.
3:30PM SCIENCE Theatre - water
SEEKING SANCTUARY (11 min)
Director: Nick Jones (United Kingdom)
Nestled deep within the vast Indian Ocean this remote atoll is one of the few remaining refuges for sharks. But when the tide changes, is the sanctuary really safe?
THE PATTERNS OF THE OCEAN–PROTECTING INDONESIA’S MANTA RAYS (45 min) - Canadian Premiere
Director: Hendrik S. Schmitt (Germany)
Follow manta ray researcher Elitza Germanov on a field trip in Komodo, and learn about the contributions of citizen science in studying the migration patterns of these iconic giants of the seas.
THE END GAME (28 min) - Vancouver Premiere
Director: Duane Sharman (Canada)
The team follows the wave of coral bleaching across the Pacific, driven by rising sea temperatures, and meets some incredible people striving for solutions.
PANEL: CONNECTING SCIENCE WITH NATURE
Featuring Dr. Scott Sampson, Dr. David Shiffman, Maeva Gauthier, Duane Sharman, and Tracey Friesen
5:30PM OMNIMAX Theatre - water
WATER (4 min)
Director: Mark Knight (United States)
A journey to some of the planet's most spectacular glaciers, waterfalls, beaches, rivers, and waterways.
BLOOD WATER: CANADA’S DIRTY SALMON FARMING SECRET (4 min)
Director: Tavish Campbell (Canada)
An underwater investigation into health risks from salmon processing plants on BC's coast.
A RIVER’S LAST CHANCE (65 min)
Director: Shane Anderson (United States)
California's Eel River has had its share of bad luck, and it is now at a critical juncture with an uncertain future.
Cast your vote at each film session for the Audience Choice Award and you will be entered to win a prize package!