Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Join the California Wilderness Coalition for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the ClifBar's Headquarters in Emeryville, on October 20, 2011 from 6PM to 9PM.
The theme of festival is the many different faces and voices of conservation. Each film tells a story of conservation through a difference lens, including a conservation photographer, hiker-activist, outdoor athlete, youth and communities of color. This wide cast of conservationist is reflective of the California Wilderness Coalition's ability to coalesce a diversity of communities. Check out the films for this event below.
Regular admission ($20) includes free beer and food, plus live music by the ClifBar Band, so buy your tickets today--this event sells out quickly!
Looking to do more? For just $35, you get regular admission to the event and a membership to CWC, helping to ensure the protection of our state's natural heritage so that the wonders of wild California may be forever enjoyed. Plus you'll get a free gift bag at the door!
FEATURE LENGTH FILMS (18-30 min):
Walking the Line
What's it like to walk 500 miles of a proposed transmission linea line that will run through some of the West's most remote landscapes? World-class thru-hiker, Adam Bradley hiked it to help the Nevada Wilderness Project find out how our country's transition to renewable energy will affect the land, wildlife and people.
Journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude and risk. Meet the riverpeople from multi generations who share a deep passion for wild places, rivers and running whitewater. We cross beyond generational and experiential boundaries, even beyond whitewater, to look at the soul of adventure sports and what they mean to all of us as a practice that is about far more than just fun. Best Adventure Film, Kendal Mountain FF; Best Short Film, Salem FF
Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms.
SHORTS (1-5 min):
Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards to honor founder and legendary activist David R. Brower. The awards recognize young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental justice advocacy. Meet two of the the 2010 winners, Ana Elisa Perez-Quintero and De'Anthony Jones.
An icon of the West, the sage-grouse has been reduced from tens of millions to about 200,000, a casualty of our progress. With federal protection officially warranted but unsupported, the fate of this bird in the face of new energy development is unknown. Crossroads was produced for Montana Audubon.
In a series of humorous, animated, short films animals give us humans tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Produced for Animal Planet by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), Animals Save the Planet is a funny, engaging series of three short clay animation films (20 to 40-seconds in length) that feature animals, in their own habitats, demonstrating how everyone can make a difference by practicing a greener lifestyle.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival's namesake is in celebration of SYRCL's landmark victory to receive "Wild & Scenic" status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 3-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the national tour to over 100 communities nationwide allowing SYRCL is sharing their success as an environmental group with others organizations. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Klean Kanteen, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Grsit.org, the festival can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.
ABOUT CALIFORNIA WILDERNESS COALITION
California's wild places offer a retreat from the frenetic pace of everyday life, and are also critically important to the ecological health of our region. Wilderness provides homes to threatened wildlife, supplies clean drinking water to California's growing communities, and contributes to clean air in our skies. CWC protects our wild landscapes through public education, legislation and advocacy. We believe that a well educated and activist citizenry is essential to the preservation of wild California.
ClifBar and Company started on a bike ride. The founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself, "I could make a better bar than this." Read more here.
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