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Monday, June 19, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Go see this Film: youth

High school and university students in Kitchener-Waterloo are urging young people and the broader public to go see Al Gore’s new film on its opening weekend in Waterloo. An Inconvenient Truth tells of the upcoming climate crisis, and many students have committed to seeing the film on opening night.
“The effects of climate change will be life-altering for people in every country on this planet,” said Brent Williamson, Vice-President of the University of Waterloo Campus Greens and member of the Elizabeth May Youth Team. The Youth Team is supporting May’s Green Party of Canada leadership bid and will have a presence on opening night of the film.

Other groups will be present, including Alternatives Journal, WPIRG, the NDP and the Green Party.

“In present times there are many global, national and local concerns that we are involved in. The concern presented in this film is applicable to ALL of us and our future generations. I cannot emphasize this enough,” said Azkaa Rahman, second-year UW student.

On May 4, Elizabeth May moderated a discussion on the film with Al Gore at a premiere in Toronto. Afterwards she remarked, “The documentary is unlike any other film I have seen. It is entertaining, hopeful and profoundly moving. It is both a very personal story and a hard core science briefing. It is often very funny.”

An Inconvenient Truth will be playing at the Princess Twin, beginning Friday June 23rd, and everyday until at least June 29th, at 4:45, 7:00, and 9:20pm. More information on the film can be found at:

Darcy Higgins

WPIRG is giving away FREE further and pass the invite along to others!

WPIRG invites you to a cosponsored screening of the summer's most talked about documentary

"An Inconvenient Truth" on
Friday June 23rd at 7pm and 9:20pm at the
Princess Twin Cinemas (46 King Street North, Waterloo).

This documentary, starring former Vice President Al Gore has been called the scariest disaster movie ever made. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.

Name WPIRG's green resource directory, and list two things you will find there (Hint: visit if you don't know the answer). Email us your answer by noon on Wednesday June 21st and your name will be entered in a draw for 2 pairs of tickets to this screening.

Join us on opening night where you will have an opportunity not only to see the film, but also to find out more information from our presentation partners.


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