Peace Out is a story about a the Peace River, a valley and the energy it produces, which many of us consume without fully realizing the impacts our conduct is having on people and places far away.
Film Producer Charles Wilkinson says he originally went in to making this film with a strong opinion, but after talking to people on both sides of the issue he soon found out he was very ill informed. Now he's spoken to some of the foremost experts on the subject, and has come away with a much different point of view.
He says that's the goal of the film: to have people become better informed and to elevate the level of discourse. But don't worry about being preached at for over an hour; Wilkinson says he's not an activist and the film's not a guilt trip. With that being said, Wilkinson has found the building of the Site C dam to be completely unnecessary.
After a showing at the Vancouver International Film Festival earlier this year, the film will debut in the Peace this November.
First on Friday November 4 at Unchagah Hall in Dawson Creek. The show will start at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday November 5 in Fort St. John at the North Peace Cultural Centre again with a show time of 7 p.m. Finally the film will be shown in Grande Prairie on November 6 with a 2 p.m. Matinee at the Second Street Theatre.
Proceeds from all three shows will go towards the Peace Valley Environment Association.