Past events

April 15, 2015 - 7pm ~ The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island
(A Documentary Film Event)

April 23, 2014 - 7pm The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island April 23rd
Documentary Special Film Screening Event – “PROJECT WILD THING”

October 10, 2013 - Ganges Firehall, Salt Spring Island 4:30 - 5:30pm
Raffi Appearance - Light up the World Purple for World Mental Health Day & the Amanda Todd Legacy

October 9, 2013 - 7pm - Alice Mackay Room, Lower Level Central Library, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC
Lightweb Darkweb: An Evening with Raffi

June 21, 2013 - Salt Spring Library Program Room

April 8, 2013 - Gulf Islands Secondary School - Multi purpose Room

November 18, 2012 - Orchard Room, Harbour House Hotel - 121 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island

November 11, 2012 - Orchard Room, Harbour House Hotel - 121 Upper Ganges Rd. Salt Spring Island

October 10, 2012 - The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island
DAVID AMRAM: The First 80 Years

April 4, 2012 - The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island - 7:00 pm
TAXI CASABLANCA - Documentary Film Event

February 24, 2012 to Feb 28 2012 - Artspring, Salt Spring Island
My Drawing Our World - Images of Child Honouring Art Exhibition

February 21, 2012 - The Lions Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave., Salt Spring Island
Speaker Series: DAVID J. SMITH
“Frequently asked questions on global geography and the World”

February 8, 2012 - The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island - 7:00 pm
HELD OVER! Documentary Film Event - I AM - with filmmaker Jennifer Abbott

November 26, 2011
Elizabeth May & Raffi
'Children, Youth & Democracy'
Salt Spring Island

May 28, 2011 to May 29 2011
Speaker Series: Annie Leonard
3pm at Community Gospel Chapel, Salt Spring Island

April 26, 2011
7pm at United Church, Salt Spring Island

April 3, 2011
Speaker Series: Joel Bakan
2pm at ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island

March 25, 2011
Salt Spring Island, BC

September 26, 2010
Fritjof Capra
Learning From Leonardo: A Synthesis of Science, Art and Eco Design

August 19, 2010
Adela Barcia
The Challenges and Opportunities of Conscious Parenting



Apr 4 2012 - The Fritz Cinema, Salt Spring Island - 7:00 pm

TAXI CASABLANCA - Documentary Film Event

Taxi Casablanca is an artistic and poetic journey in the life of Morocco’s first and only female taxi driver. An intimate portrait of a modern-day pioneer, the film offers a unique glimpse into a fascinating Muslim society struggling with progress and old traditions. As we ride with Zakia in her old Mercedes taxi, we meet clients and family members, and learn about their diverse (and sometimes surprising) perspectives on the situation of women in Morocco. Enjoy the ride!

Previously shown at the Calgary International Film Festival & The Salt Spring Island Documentary Film Festival in 2009.

*Q&A with Filmmaker Mary Fowles & Raffi to follow the film.


Taxi Casablanca, Safran Films Inc., 2009 Produced by Mary Fowles Co-Directed and Co-written by Mary Fowles and Hind Benchekroun  French and Arabic with English subtitles - PG

WED APRIL 4TH - 7PM - at the Fritz Cinema

$10 Suggested donation Proceeds benefit the Centre for Child Honouring

Mary Fowles

Mary Fowles, Co-Director & Producer - is a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker who grew up on Salt Spring Island. She lived in Casablanca, Morocco, for one year where she wrote for the independent newsweekly magazine Le Journal Hebdomadaire, and later returned to Morocco to produce, co-write, and co-direct Taxi Casablanca, her first feature film. Her work stems from a love of personal stories and often explores the human struggle for fulfillment and freedom, delving deep into spiritual themes. She has a particular interest in women's untold stories and lives. Mary is the recipient of the 2004 IDRC Award for International Development Journalism.

Taxi Casablanca was supported by the Canadian International Development Agency, the Canada and Quebec Councils for the Arts, the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, the National Film Board’s ACIC program, TV5 Quebec, Le Fondation du Maire, and la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).

High Res photos:

Mary Fowles

Taxi Driver - Zakia MezzourPicture 1Picture 2

Safran Films: www.safranfilms.wordpress.com

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Booking Appearances:

Raffi is available as a speaker, and welcomes the opportunity to talk and sing about Child Honouring and related child-advocacy and sustainability topics.

For speaking engagements, Raffi is represented exclusively through Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau.

To enquire about his availability please contact Jodi at: 617-266-3450
jodisolomonspeakers1 (at) gmail.com