Brick by Brick: The Story of Evergreen Brick Works


Don Valley Brick Works, Toronto, Canada

As the Evergreen Brick Works reflects on its first anniversary, Brick by Brick: The Story of Evergreen Brick Works, produced by Hungry Eyes Film and Television and directed by award-winning film maker Catherine Annau, recieved a Heritage Toronto Award on October 4, 2011.

Brick by Brick is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of Geoff Cape and his determination to transform a 125-year-old former industrial site—Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Works—into a multimillion-dollar ecological and cultural centre, the first of its kind in the world. Brick by Brick is the uplifting story of one man’s passion for saving the planet, one brick at a time.

“People in cities feel that environmental issues are happening somewhere else, in rainforests, with polar bears, with whales. But the heart of environmental issues is about values that people hold in the way they live their lives in cities. And that’s where we need to start making changes.”
-Geoff Cape, founder of Evergreen

Brick by Brick: The story of Evergreen Brick Works can be seen next at Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest environmental film festival, on October 15, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

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