Skip to main content
The Value of Things film image; line of bicycles waiting to go

The Value of Things

Der Wert der Dinge

This event has passed

North American Premiere

Screening as part of the 2nd Swiss Innovation FEST Vancouver and presented with the Swiss Film Club, this climate change documentary looks at practical ways we can participate in the world more sustainably. The movie focuses on three fields — building, farming, and fashion — and on filmmaking itself. Construction engineer Felix is experimenting with replacing cement with clay to reduce waste in building. Fashion designer Sanaz is committed to producing eco-conscious clothes and repurposing secondhand material. Food activist Dominik is campaining to take chemicals out of farming. And filmmaker Tobias is attempting to make a net zero movie… he and the team produce their own electricity, eat ecologically and use sustainable means of transport. Together they overcome resistance and show that change is possible.

 

This screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A

 

Presented by

          

Director

Tobias Luchsinger

Featuring

Felix Hilgert, Sanaz Wasser, Dominik Waser

Credits
Country of Origin

Switzerland

Year

2024

Language

In English, Swiss-German, and German with English subtitles

19+
69 min

Book Tickets

This event has passed.

Credits

Screenwriter

Tobias Luchsinger

Cinematography

Simon Denzler, Fabienne Steiner

Editor

Roman Stocker

Original Music

Jacob Ahrends

Also Playing

Chicken For Linda!

Husband and wife duo Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands) evoke the freewheeling farcical slapstick spirit of Jacques Tati and the palette of Henri Matisse in this sparkling animated gem for all ages.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre VIFF Centre - Lochmaddy Studio Theatre

Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

Radu Jude takes two days in the life of a stressed Romanian p.a. and gives us an urgent, pissed off, sourly funny polemic on the state of late capitalism. Exploitation, discrimination and hypocrisy are his targets; dialectics are his dynamite.

VIFF Centre - Lochmaddy Studio Theatre VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

Before I Change My Mind

Trevor Anderson's coming of age movie -- set in Edmonton, 1987 -- slyly subverts expectations, embracing complexity and contradiction in its nuanced take on fledgling identities, while delivering laugh-out-loud moments and big emotional showdowns.

VIFF Centre - Lochmaddy Studio Theatre

A Matter of Life and Death

In this splendid WWII fantasy, RAF pilot Peter (David Niven) cheats death when his plane is downed over the Channel. Washing up on an English beach, he must plead his case for a life extension in the highest court of them all...

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre