The Faculty of Environment is coming to Vancouver and is inviting all members of the UWaterloo community to this special film screening event at Science World!

The Corridor, a short film by environmental alliance, Age of Union, in collaboration with Strong Roots Congo and the Forest Health Alliance invites you to discover the groundbreaking strategy to save eastern lowland gorillas and fight for a wildlife corridor in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Follow the story of Congolese environmentalist, Dominique Bikaba whose family was expelled from their ancestral land in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now with international partners, he is on an ambitious mission to secure twenty-one interconnected land titles, which would establish one of the largest wildlife corridors of community-managed forests on the planet. In doing so, they are empowering local communities to protect the habitat of the eastern lowland gorilla and conserving the all-important Congo Basin Rainforest – the second lung of the Earth — for generations to come.

Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion with film executive producer, Dax Dasilva, Founder of Age of Union, social change maker Darcy Riddell, and, University of Waterloo experts, Blake Phillips, Director of the School of Accounting and Finance, and Anabela Bonada, Manger and Research Associate at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

Guests are invited to a reception at the end of the event with passed canapes, and to interact with exhibits at the Science World!

Please note this event is being held in-person at the Science World, Vancouver

Watch the movie trailer

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