January 2024 Film Events

January Documentaries
January 22nd & January 29th

The Working Centre is proud to be co-presenting two documentaries in our community this January. Both films explore the energy transition necessary to address the climate emergency but ask how we can make sure the transition is a just one.

Thirst for Power
Monday, January 22nd, 7pm
(Kitchener Public Library - Central Branch)

We are excited to be partnering with Kitchener Public Library again this year for the 85 Green Environmental Film Series. We will be showing an environmental documentary at KPL- Central Branch every month in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

“Water is life. It is crucial to survival, a successful civilization, and the ability to make energy in our modern era. These two fundamental components are interconnected in society and when one is in short supply the other will be vulnerable. Adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber's book of the same name, THIRST FOR POWER explores our dependence on water for energy as well as the huge vulnerabilities in our current systems, exacerbated by  climate change.”  (Film Description)

Here is the description on the Library’s website. No registration is required.

The Cobalt Challenge
Monday, January 29th, 7pm
(Princess Original - Waterloo)

We are excited to partner with the Laurier Wellbeing in Film Forum (LWIFF) and the Princess Original this January to be showing the film The Cobal Challenge.

“To ensure that driving continues to be possible despite the climate crisis, the automotive industry is relying on electric cars. But many of their batteries use an extremely problematic raw material: Cobalt. Mined in the form of ore, 65 to 70 percent of global cobalt production is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  This film shows the dark side of cobalt mining. Child labor is just one of many problems. The entire sector is riddled with corruption. Soil is contaminated and people's health and lives are put at risk.” (Film Description)

No registration is required.

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