Skylarc Pictures in association with UNESCO Sandwatch presents ‘Reclaiming Paget Farm’

By ARC Magazine Friday, July 26th, 2013 Categories: Film, Screenings, Updates
 

Saturday, July 27th, at 6:30pm, Skylarc Pictures in association with UNESCO Sandwatch (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) proudly present Reclaiming Paget Farm, a special community screening and panel discussion.

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Reclaiming Paget Farm, a documentary film produced by Jessica Jaja and directed by Cabral LARC Trotman, tells the story of a Caribbean community’s fight for environmental justice. Paget Farm has witnessed devastating environmental change in recent decades, transforming the community into a bottleneck for marine debris, wastewater and sewage. But at the heart of this environmental disaster lies a beautifully strong community striving for change.

Bequia will have the chance to see a special community screening and engage in an interactive panel discussion, bringing together community members, environmental advocates, government officials and specially invited guests. Reclaiming Paget Farm, a participatory visual arts pilot, demonstrates how collective actions can bring positive social and environmental change—with specific emphasis on partnerships, education and public outreach. This documentary represents a new wave of filmmaking that not only exposes realities but is also part of the active struggle for sustained and transformational change. This is the story of Reclaiming Paget Farm.

Bird's eye view of Bequia. Image courtesy of Skylarc Pictures.

Bird’s eye view of Bequia. Image courtesy of Skylarc Pictures.

The event is open to the media and public. You can find more information on the film and community screening online at: www.reclaimingpagetfarm.com

Who:    All are invited to attend—the media, public, not-for-profits, NGOs and government representatives
What:    Reclaiming Paget Farm screening and interactive panel discussion
Where: Paget Farm Community Centre, Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
When:   Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 6:30 pm

“… this film project is as much about exposing the issues as it is part of the solution, re-igniting the discussion surrounding littering and pollution in the community…”- Herman Belmar, Deputy Director of Grenadines Affairs, Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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