There are a couple of recent events that make our next meeting relevent and of interest to many. First of all, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been communicating frequently from his stint on the International Space Station, which he has been in command of for the past several months. Anyone following him on Facebook has been charmed by his posts and images of our home from space. He never uses the pronoun ‘they’, only ‘we’, as in, we live here, and this is where we live…in short, he is showing us the links and bonds between the human family here on this planet, our only home.
And late last month, millions around the world, and many right here on the peninsula, celebrated Earth Day. Every student of Bruce Peninsula District School was out in force on the streets of the school’s community, cleaning the roadways and beach.
Blend these two ideas together, and you get the gist of the film we are showing on May 22nd. The film Home (2009) was produced by Luc Besson (The Big Blue, The Fifth Element) and is narrated by Glenn Close. The film contains by aerial shots by Yann Arthus-Bertrand of our Earth, and tells the story of its fragility and essence to our existence . It’s going to be an amazing evening of film, and we encourage all to find a friend, grab your popcorn, and join us.
See you there.