Suriyon Jongleepun | Thailand
52 min | Full Subtitles
Thousands of ducks, one farmer, and an ultimate goal to produce chemical-free rice. Against all odds, a determined farmer in Thailand trained ducks to be ‘rice protectors.’ Together, they join hands (and wings) in the pursuit of sustainable farming.
Duck Academy aims to explore the issue of food safety through the story of an (extra)ordinary man and his ducks.
Rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population and Thailand is one of the leading rice producers and exporters. However, many Thai rice farmers are poor and have health problems. Chemical usage is among the causes of such tragedy.
Amusing, adorable, yet informative, viewers will fall in love watching man and ducks, teacher and students, work together to keep our food safe from harmful chemicals. Duck Academy will prove that producing chemical-free food can be beneficial both economically and in health.
DOG AND CROCODILE
Brian G. Smith | CANADA | 7 min | Partial Subtitles
An Israeli, a Canadian, and a Japanese person walk into a co-working space...and watch a cartoon written by a 7-year old boy.
Hazel Neufeld, Hannah Reilly, Meya Powell & Suvi Coulson | GUELPH | 5 min
Art Therapy is a mini documentary exploring the positive influences of art in our everyday life, and how it is applied in therapeutic practices. Fueled by an unwavering interest in the arts, Art Therapy directors sought out to find how art can be used as a healing tool through exploring the basics of its use in therapeutic practices, including interviews with Guelph locals and psychotherapist, Angela Herzog.
Event: Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Hazel Neufeld and Hannah Reilly (Art Therapy) and Brian G. Smith (The Dog and the Crocodile)