Island Green (Trailer)

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This short documentary takes a look at the changing face of PEI's agricultural industry. Once famous for its spuds and red mud, this tiny island province now has higher than average cancer and respiratory illness rates. Is there a link to industrialized farming? Rather than dwelling on PEI’s worrisome monocropping practices, Island Green dares to ask: What if PEI went entirely organic?

The stirring words of PEI-born poet Tanya Davis are coupled with beautiful imagery and poignant stories from the island’s small but growing community of organic farmers, reminding us that we can rob the land only so much before it robs us of the nourishment we need for life. Island Green is ultimately a story of hope and healthy promise.

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Comments

  • Montague

    “Congratulations on having this film featured by David Suzuki's team on the Blue Dot Tour (http://bluedot.ca/)! We should be proud and inspired, having such storytellers among us with such vision. ” — Montague, 16 Sep 2014

  • LEGee

    “I hope All-Organic-PEI becomes a reality. I would like "Grown in PEI" to become a "brand" that is synonymous with healthy, green and sustainable. Good luck to all of you Islanders from the west coast. Maybe you will inspire BC to do the same.” — LEGee, 16 Sep 2014

  • MelBennett

    “Wonderful film, beautifully shot. A nice blend of evocative poetry and documentary material.” — MelBennett, 14 Sep 2014

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Film Credits

writer
Millefiore Clarkes
director
Millefiore Clarkes
producer
Paul McNeill
poetry writing
Tanya Davis
poetry performance
Tanya Davis
editor
Millefiore Clarkes
Lawrence Jackman
sound design
Allan Scarth
director of photography
Millefiore Clarkes
music
Roger Carter
Adam Gallant
featuring
Margie Loo
Raymond Loo
Mark Bernard
Ian Petrie
sound recordist
Luke Leunes
Brian Sharp
Adam Gallant
researcher
Millefiore Clarkes
Phil Ferraro
animator
JoDee Samuelson
re-recording mixer
Allan Scarth

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