We are Eco Dfndrs

Here you will find the short films created by the youth who attended Eco Dfndrs Summer Camp. Each film is an expression of one or more students' thoughts and feelings about the state of the environment and their fears for the future. These films show young people taking action and speaking out about something they care about.

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We Make That Change

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"Talking about Change doesn’t make it happen.” So sing a group of Dfndrs wandering the farmlands of Denman Island. “The Earth is weakening, we have to keep on trying. We can make that Change.”

Every Day Miracles are Happening

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"The earth has given us our home, it's given us our lives. We can’t take this Earth for granted, please have mercy on our planet. Let’s start today!” This beautiful song of encouragement and hope was written and performed by Dfndrs Ella and Kalena.

Micro Plastics

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Looking forty years into our future, fishing isn’t what it used to be. In fact, it’s a nightmare. A group of Dfndrs collaborated on this cautionary tale of the effects of mircro plastics in our Oceans.

Be One With the Fish

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A dramatic comedy about how a group of friends learn about the shocking consequences of ingesting micro plastics. No Mermaids were harmed in the making of this movie.

Cyclenomics

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“We support those who are willing to Change!” So declare two Dfndrs after their bicycle tour where they discover how some folks on Denman Island are reducing their greenhouse gasses.

Guilt

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We’ve all seen countless infomercials in our time, but nothing like this! Yes, you too can own an easy peasy lemon squeezy three-step guilty lifestyle. And that’s not all!

Fragility

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Using multiple pairs of scissors to represent environmental destruction, Dfndr Tomio reminds us of the Fragility of Nature.

This Place We Live

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An original song by Kalena Young that explores her feelings on the state of the environment.

Earth’s Voice

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What would the world look like if all our laws were made with the earth's view taken into account?

Date Without Water

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  • Bodhi Lim

In the future, water is scarce. You save the water you need for only the most important things. How does this affect young people trying to go on a date? A humorous look at a potentially frightening problem.

The Story of Queenesh, the White Wale

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Through the retelling of the K'Omoks First Nation story of Queneesh, this film looks at the uncertainty that faces us with the effects of global warming.

Our Changing Climate

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Macey goes on location in Denman Island to find out how locals are adapting to climate change.

Soup

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Canadians waste tons of food each year. Gabe has some tips for those of us who can't stop ourselves from throwing out good, useful food. Including... soup.

Old Growth

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Alarming facts about the lack of old growth forest in the world and the effect of losing this precious resource.

Self Sufficient

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Taio's spoken word poem about the realization that by learning how to be resourceful and create her own things she is being kinder to the environment.

Our Wild Salmon

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Miranda explains her concerns about the Wild Salmon population.

Our Ocean

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A poem by Sophie Chapman, exploring her connection to the ocean and the danger there is in losing it.

Hornby Island

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Tourism on Hornby Island presents a microcosm for how humans overuse desirable land and resources for their pleasure, without looking at the potential harm.

Two Roads Farm

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Want to make a film like these?

Join us at summer camp next year! Each summer, environmental activists aged 12–15 are invited to join us for a one week all expenses paid Environmental Action Camp on Denman Island, BC. Take workshops on script-writing, story building, indigenous cultural practices, film production and editing and create a film that represents your ideas on the environent.

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