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Whistler Reads Next Event: Screening of HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT with John Vaillant

abstract:Back by popular demand... John Vaillant returns to Whistler. The author of three bestselling books: The Golden Spruce, The Tiger and his latest, a fiction titled The Jaguar's Children (Penguin-Randomhouse) on Monday, March 14th from 6:30-9 pm in the Squamish-Lil'Wat Cultural Centre for a public screening and discussion of the film, HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT. Hadwin's Judgement is nominated for 2 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography and has won a number of other Film Festival Awards across Canada. Tickets are sold out. Another date is in the works. Email wr (at) to get priority notice. Don't miss this sublimely haunting docudrama by filmmaker Sasha Snow that is based on the life of Grant Hadwin, the man accused of chopping down a rare and revered 300-year-old giant spruce, a genetic variant, growing in the protected rainforest of Haida Gwaii, BC. The golden coloured spruce was revered by the local First Nations. It was admired and studied by forestry biologists, and it attracted eco-tourists to the destination from the worldwide.

Part myth, part madness this film "chronicles the tormented transformation of Grant Hadwin from expert logger to environmental terrorist, a man who dared to challenge the destruction of the world's last great temperate rainforest." based on Vaillant's book, "The Golden Spruce" that was awarded a GG for nonfiction.

The cinematography of Haida Gwaii is breathtaking. If you have never been there - this is your chance to witness our temperate rainforest and discuss its future. If you have been there, you won't want to miss this event. John will introduce the film and do a Q&A following. Copies of his books will be available for sale. As THE JAGUAR'S CHILDREN is our Whistler Reads Feb-March book selection, we will reserve time at the end for members to discuss. Click to view the movie trailer.


February 14, 2016

Whistler Reads Feb-Mar Book Selection

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