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Before They Fall

vimff canadian environmental show before they fall
40 mins |
Canada |
2021
DIRECTOR:
Cam William MacArthur
LANGUAGE: English
ONLINE VIEWING RESTRICTIONS:
Geo-restrictions: Canada only

Synopsis

Conservation groups, First Nations communities and scientists come together in this timely, talented short film about how a decades-long battle to protect endangered old-growth forests in BC escalates at Fairy Creek (the last unprotected, intact valley on Southern Vancouver Island).

This story explores the characters’ individual relationships with ancient forests and why it’s imperative that we collectively protect them. It touches on potential solutions, such as a transition away from old-growth logging and providing Indigenous sovereignty.

Trailer

Director

vimff before they fall cam william macarthur director

Cam William MacArthur

Cam is a film director and cinematographer from Victoria, BC who has found a niche in short conservation-based documentaries. His directorial debut about Ocean plastics, “Plastic Beach”, was chosen to screen at the Omnimax theatre in Science World for the Elements International Film Festival, and since then Cam has directed a number of short films that cover topics from overfishing in the Salish Sea, to preserving British Columbia’s remaining ancient forests. Cam’s next career goal is to direct and complete a feature-length documentary.

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INSTRUCTIONS

You selected the option to keep this pass for yourself. The billing information below will be used to assign your access to the VIMFF Online Portal where you will be able to login and watch the films when the Festival starts on February 25, 2022. If you haven’t created a login before, you will receive your invitation soon after purchase.

GIFTING INSTRUCTIONS

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IN-PERSON

ADVANCE:

Feb 1 – Feb 24

SHOW:
Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23

FEATURE FILM: $20

WORKSHOP: $30

Regular:

Feb 25 – Mar 6

SHOW:
Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25

FEATURE FILM: $22

WORKSHOP: $35

ONLINE

EARLY BIRD:

Dec 9 – Jan 31

Online Film Pass: $75

REGULAR:

Feb 1 – Mar 15

Feature Film: $10
Workshop: $10
Live Panel Discussion: $10
Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $90

  • The Online Film Pass gives you access to watch all 50+ films that will be screened as part of the 15 shows during the VIMFF 2022.
  • Tickets sales close on March 15 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until March 27 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the shows.
  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of the film pass by $10, a single show ticket by $4 and a feature film ticket / workshop by $2. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Please read our Online Screening FAQs or contact tickets@vimff.org if you have any questions.