House of the Rising Sun

Plays with Let There Be Light (Sat, Nov 4 / 4 pm)


Directed by Aaron Zeghers
2017, Canada, 15 min

At the age of 74, Norma MacDonald began building a passive solar home north of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Nearly 50 years later, sustainable design techniques are once again becoming popular as humanity faces full-on the devastating effects of carbon-based climate change.  Norma’s great-grandson picks up the camera in an effort to bring to light not only her accomplishments and but also those of many other pioneers of the environmental movement in Manitoba.