Naomi Klein

New VIFF picks including a shattering Holocaust drama and some climate change optimism

Hungary’s Son of Saul, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, BC’s Charlotte’s Song and Albert Mayles’ last one, In Transit

Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films

As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.
Naomi Klein photo by Ed Kashi

Naomi Klein on fracking, Indigenous rights and Canada's federal election

Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything, synthesizes much that environmentalists have been warning about the social, environmental, political consequences of climate change. Her thesis...

'Fractured Land' depicts First Nations' fight to save land from oil and gas industry

On the outside, northern British Columbia is a beautiful place. Look closer, though, and a different world appears. A much darker world. One of drilling, mercury-infested water and cancer. A place...

350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper

Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.

Top Vancouver events March 7-13: talks that inspire

Learning is fun. This week is a good one to sit back and hear some inspiring dialogue on topics ranging from healthcare to finance to poetry. Take your pick from the incredible events going on in...

International Women's Day 2012 profiles of exceptional impact and achievement

Women make up over half of the world's population. But millions of women around the globe continue to face formidable challenges in their daily lives. From violence and sexual abuse to workplace...

Tsunami, riots, Occupy, civic election, casino, Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands: VO's top stories in 2011

2011 was a year of big stories on the Vancouver Observer. From natural disasters to political unrest, many of the events around the world impacted people in Vancouver, while a few of the big stories...

Canada and the environment: key events from 2011

From Greens in Parliament to tar sands opposition and the Kyoto Protocol, here's a summary of some of the year's most important environmental issues and events.

Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil transporters

Which companies profit from oil sands transport operations? Second in a series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.