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The Big Picture Shorts Program – IN PERSON

Tuesday, October 25, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:50 am

Event Type


Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main St, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1E2

When the Swallows Fly

In a small rural village, a young boy befriends Fernand and Andrée, a farmer couple who, at 80 years old, find themselves having trouble feeding their remaining livestock.

Belgium, 2022, 19 minutes
Director: Sébastien Pins


Sarah Heiligtag, a Swiss animal activist, helps farmers who struggle morally with using animals to transform their animal farms into vegan farms and sanctuaries.

USA, 2022, 6 minutes
Directors: Thomas Machowicz & Sabina Diethelm

In Love with a Problem

Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao were still in high school when they discovered plastic-eating bacteria in Vancouver’s Fraser River. Passionate about the problem of plastic waste, the two millennial innovators are now on an inspiring journey to solve it.

Canada, 2021, 22 minutes
Director: Julie Kim

The Caretakers

A journey into the weird, wonderful, and truly astonishing lives of the small yet mighty creatures who keep the world turning: beetles.

USA, 2021, 21 minutes
Director: Tom Hanner