DOXA Documentary Film Festival Screening @ MOV: Toad People

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DOXA Documentary Film Festival Screening @ MOV: Toad People

What does it take to save a species? Join us for the Vancouver premiere of Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay’s Toad People (Canada, 2017, 76 mins). Produced by local grassroots environmental organization, Wilderness Committee.

Every summer, thousands of fingernail-sized Western toads cover a rural road in the community of Ryder Lake in Chilliwack, British Columbia. When the toadlets migrate from their breeding ground in the wetlands into the forest, few make it to the other side of the road. Western toads, like other amphibians in BC, are struggling because of habitat loss, climate change, and human interference. For local residents like Steve Clegg, who grew up catching tadpoles in nearby ponds, the rapid population decline is a cause for concern.

Directors Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay introduce us to the stories of people like Clegg who make up a community-led movement to save this endangered species. Through stunning cinematography that takes us from the wetlands to the forest, and to various communities across BC, Toad People serves as a powerful call to action and a hopeful reminder that people of all ages can come together to make a difference. - Milena Salazar

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Following the screening the filmmakers will be joined by Wilderness Committee co-Executive Director Joe Foy to discuss local endangered species campaigns and answer your questions about the production of Toad People.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: $15 Adults, *$13 Students, Senior and MOV Members.

*MOV members, students and seniors please be prepared to show your valid identification along with your ticket at the door.

Event ticket includes FREE admission to our feature exhibitions Wild Things, There is Truth Here, Haida Now and c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city (reg. $19). Consider arriving early with your event ticket to view exhibits.

Tickets to this screening exclusively available online.

Sponsored and supported by our Partners in Reconciliation -Vancity Credit Union and the City of Vancouver, Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Museum of Vancouver

1100 Chestnut Street

Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

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