Planet in Focus

Planet in Focus 2014: Living on the Edge Review

Living on the Edge A collaboration between journalist Susan Woodfine and photographer Joan Sullivan, Living on the Edge takes a look at the effects of climate change via the lives affected in Northern Quebec along the edge of the Lower Saint Lawrence Gulf. Following a massive high tide surge in December of 2010, local residents […]

Planet in Focus 2014: Family Farm Review

Family Farm  In the documentary Family Farm, filmmaker Ari A. Cohen examines some of the challenges small scale farmers face in today’s world of mass production. Visiting farms between Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, Cohen speaks with several types of farmers dealing with a variety of hardships, from livestock disease to pesticides to the slack regulation […]

Planet in Focus 2014: Radical Friends Review

Radical Friends “On a planet of 7 billion, if I can’t even make my dad care about me, how can I make everyone care about anyone?” This and many other difficult questions are examined in the documentary Radical Friends as first time filmmaker Chihiro Geuzebroek uses her own introspective journey to showcase the personal difficulties of environmental activists. Feeling […]

Focus on Planet in Focus

We take a look at some of the selections for this year's thirteenth annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film festival, running this October 10th through the 14th at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the opening night film Lost Rivers and the much buzzed about Future Weather.

Planet in Focus Film Fest 2011 Picks

Since 1999, the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival has been bringing some of the best environmentally conscious films from around the world to the city. Featuring nearly 100 films, the 2011 edition of Planet in Focus kicks off tomorrow and runs until Sunday, October 16th.