Imagine Maple Ridge in 2034

The Youth Vision Film Festival takes place May 8. The deadline for submission is April 28. - Contributed
The Youth Vision Film Festival takes place May 8. The deadline for submission is April 28.
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Twenty years from now, what will Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows look like? Will the town be gulped up by a flood? Will malls take over all the farm fields in Pitt Meadows?

Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows is calling on young people (25 years and younger) to imagine what the future will be by producing a short film based on the topic: Ridge Meadows 2034.

“The film is an opportunity for them to ponder on what type of community they would like to live in as adults,” says Oosha Ramsoondar, one of the festival’s organizer.

“How would issues like the environment, climate change, poverty and homelessness, transportation, food production, industry and so on be handled in the Ridge Meadows of the future?”

The idea is for youth to envision what they would like their community  in 2034, based on the concepts of the Transition movement. What is the transition movement?

The transition movement is a vibrant, grassroots one that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.

The films should be between six to eight minutes in length and created by residents of Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.

Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows is teaming up with the Golden Ears Transition Initiative to host the Youth Vision Film Festival on May 8 to mark the culmination of B.C. Youth Week.

The films will be judge on content, creativity, their impact or effectiveness and technical excellence. The deadline for submission is April 28.

• For more information, visit the Youth Vision Film Festival on Facebook or email o_ramsoondar@hotmail.com.

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