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Green Manitoba Flick Headed to California Film Fest

A Manitoba-made documentary is heading to the Green Film Festival in San Francisco.

“How to Compost” has been picked as an official selection for the festival this year. The film, directed by Winnipeg filmmakers Trevor Gill and Christopher Paetkau, pokes fun at the genre of “how-to” films, parodying public service announcement films of the 1940s and 50s.

Linda Olsen, a master composter, is cast in the film as a composting evangelist who, through humour, inspires and educates viewers about the basics of composting.

“In trying to come up with an idea we had watched a lot of how-to videos and really found most of them boring,” said Gill. “We wanted to do something different. Something that was fun to watch as well as informative.”

The film was produced by Winnipeg’s Green Action Centre and will run from May 30 to June 5.

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