The Canadian based organization Planet In Focus has been producing their leading international environmental film festival since 1999. During this time PIF has championed environmental cinema through the development of their forum for environmental art, industry and activism to join together. PIF's 2009 festival dates are Tuesday October 20 to Sunday October 25. This year The Icarus Foundation invites you to join us as we co-present the film entitled The Golden Beach, by Swedish filmmaker Hasse Wester, on Sunday, October 25 at the Royal Ontario Museum.
The Golden Beach explores global travel and the role it's playing in the transformation of a seaside town in India. The filmmaker lived
Western tourists, and money has replaced peace as the treasure of choice. By integrating himself into the story, Wester has made a film that questions what happens when our fantasies overlap with other cultures’ homes, and illuminates the moral ambiguities of pleasure seeking in foreign places.
Tickets are available via the box office on the Planet in Focus website (www.planetinfocus.org).