By Colette On August 26, 2009 | 8 Comments
Contest time! Know your Waterlife trivia? Answer these questions for a chance to win a Waterlife DVD!
By Katherine Dodds On July 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
By Katherine Dodds On July 14, 2009 | 0 Comments
Colette joined Hello Cool World team back in 2003 and was a key organizer for The Corporation and The Take's grassroots outreach efforts across North America.
After being inspired by the organizing and awareness building potential of the internet and social issue films, she returned to school to study Communications and sharpen her skills.
Once graduating, Colette returned to Hello Cool World once again as a grassroots campaign consultant. She is now the Director of Distribution for Hello Cool World's new fair trade distribution arm.
THE LONG AWAITED VANCOUVER LAUNCH OF WATERLIFE -- THIS WEEKEND! Says Mark Achbar (The Corporation) "As an exec. producer on Waterlife, I had the pleasure and privilege to support and help shape this award-winning film, and to observe the working process of its director, Kevin McMahon. From the outset, Kevin had an exceptionally clear vision of what he wanted to do, and the finished work reflects the precision of his intention and command of his craft. Waterlife was deservedly awarded the Special Jury Prize at this year's Hot Docs, the most prestigious documentary film festival in North America. It was also recently invited by Michael Moore to screen at his film festival in Traverse City later this month." Special Events this weekend in Vancouver go to OurWaterlife.com for updates!
By Katherine Dodds On May 23, 2009 | 0 Comments
If you haven't seen it yet -- go to FIERCE LIGHT -- in theatres NOW in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal.
DOXA opened last night in Vancouver with Larry Weinstein's "Inside Hana's Suitcase" and a party at the VAG. WATERLIFE plays on Tuesday at DOXA. HelloCoolWorld and Rivershed Society community sponsors.
Today I went to the film: "Shooting Women" which was an inspiring doc about women behind the camera. Featuring over fifty women cinematographers and directors from around the world. It was shot over a period of six years by pioneering filmmaker and cinema studies professor Alexis Krasilovsky. Includes interviews from camerawomen from RAWA. (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan)
“We are the first camerawomen in Afghanistan ...”
Mehria Aziz, Camerawoman (Kabul, Afghanistan)
The film was followed by a panel of feisty women discussing how Women Behind the Camera are underrepresented. Moderator Rina Fraticelli mentioned some stats from a study recently done that can be viewed at: www.pleaseadjustyourset.com.
Watch our blog for DOXA updates!
Waterlife Coming to Toronto and Vancouver in June!
Contact us if you want to help us spread the word!
By Katherine Dodds On May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments
Get ready! This Friday (May 15) Velcrow Ripper's award-winning film FIERCE LIGHT will open in Toronto, Montreal
and Vancouver (with other Canadian dates TBA).