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TALES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: CarFree: Stories from the Non-driving Life

Wed, Sep 30 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 3 / 3 pm
Sun, Oct 4 / 7 pm
Directed by K. George Godwin and Janine Tschuncky, 2014, Canada, 54 min

Over the past several years, MTS Stories from Home has sparked the creation of hundreds of hours of new, intensely local TV content in Manitoba. This body of work, unique in vision and vast in scope, has supported local filmmakers as they tell stories that may not have been otherwise produced.

Winnipeg, like most North American cities, has been shaped by the automobile. City planners designed the urban environment around the idea of mobility, and the social and work life of the population followed. The car became a necessity rather than a  luxury; our environment demanded that we drive. So what does it mean, living in a car-based society, to make a conscious choice not to drive? In this new film, a number of Winnipeggers speak of this choice and the effect it has had on their lives. From mothers with young children to social activists, from artists to human rights workers, they share their reasons for choosing not to drive and the practical consequences in terms of work and social relationships.

Plays with:
The Bike Dump / Dir. Jonathan Le, 2012, Canada, 15 min / Highlighting the dedication and passion of members of the Bike Dump. From it’s chaotic downtown headquarters, this co-op run bike space exists to promote cycling to the community at large and eliminate the barriers that keep people off their bikes.

Panel discussion following the Sept 30 screening 

Moderator Alison Gillmor is a teacher and freelance writer and pop culture writer for the Winnipeg Free Press.

Co-director Janine Tschnucky is a writer whose work has been published in various journals and is the author of Queen of Rice Lake. Janine is passionate about walking as a means of transportation and transformation.

Chandra Mayor is a Winnipeg writer, author of three award-winning books of fiction and poetry, including the Lambda-winning short story collection, All the Pretty Girls.

Ted McLachlan is a Winnipeg based Landscape Architect and a Senior Scholar in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Ted is passionate about the need to create livable, vibrant age-friendly cities that celebrate life at the pedestrian level.

Jessie Klassen can be spotted around town with her husband and two sons, with bikes, stroller and bus pass in hand. Jessie works at Green Action Centre and has lived car-free and car-light since she moved to Winnipeg in 2006.

Arthur Schafer is the Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, at the University of Manitoba and is also a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. A dedicated walker, Arthur Schafer walks at least an hour a day!

Amanda San Filipo is an inveterate walker. She holds a Masters degree in Environment and Resource studies from the University of Waterloo. Until recently, she was the project Coordinator for Bicycle Valet Winnipeg, a project of Bike Winnipeg.

This screening is generously sponsored by MTS Stories from Home. 

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