Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 2nd Annual
When: November 08, 2012, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Signal Peak Campus Pence Center, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge AZ, 85128
Join us for the 2nd Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival!Films that not only entertain but educate!
This year, our Film Festival will showcase 11 documentaries, all on the topic of sustainability, wildlife and preservation, and environmental justice. How often do you get a chance to enjoy award winning films viewed from a theater seat on the big screen?
Films line up:
5:30 I Wish I Went to Ecuador (6 min)
An immersive, animated documentary taking you into the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest. A child’s eye view of a life changing expedition by their teacher, Mrs Jones and their joint mission to preserve these vital forests. Pupils at Bricknell Primary School collaborated with animator David Bunting and local campaigning organisation, One Hull on Rainforest to [...]
5: 40 New Environmentalist – My Toxic Reality (5 min)
Texas: An entrepreneur returns home to his environmentally damaged coastal community to fight an ominous source of major industrial pollution. “The New Environmentalists” share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for justice in their communities. The film is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s [...]
5:50 Chasing Water (18 min)
Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch, down river to the sea. Traversing 1500 miles and draining seven states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the [...]
6:10 Mono Lake Story (28 min)
Mono Lake is one of the most beautiful and productive lakes on the planet, yet excessive water diversions by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power threatened its ecosystem. A passionate grassroots campaign came to Mono Lake’s defense and through a monumental struggle, won its protection. The course of this historic effort transformed water [...]
6:45 Bhutan: Land of Black Necked Crane (16 min)
“Bhutan: Land of the Black-necked Crane” takes viewers on an exotic Journey to the small Buddhist kingdom high in the Himalayan mountains. See how a benevolent king promotes Gross Domestic Happiness for his citizens while fostering respect for the environment and natural resources. Travel with George Archibald co-founder of the International Crane Foundation to see [...]
6:55 Finding Their Way (6 min)
Jen Slotterback was hiking in her favorite park when she found signs of surveying for industrial gas drilling, or fracking. She went home and told her husband Jim, and although the two had never been actively involved in the issue of gas drilling, they immediately began a campaign to save the park. The board that [...]
7:05 Ocean Frontiers: Iowa and Gulf of Mexico (25 min)
Iowa & the Gulf of Mexico discusses the Mississippi Delta—terminus of America’s mightiest river, nursery of one of the nation’s premier fisheries, and lately an unfortunate poster child for ecological disaster—is getting help from an unlikely team of people, in an unlikely place. More than a thousand miles upstream, in the cornfields of [...]
7:30 Intermission and raffle drawing 1 (15 min)
7:45 Weed War (6 min)
One man’s obsession to do his part for the environment using weed-eating goats to control noxious invaders in the Rocky Mountains. A profile on Mark Harbaugh, Patagonia fly fishing rep and goat rancher.
7:55 An Ill Wind (8 min)
The Moapa River Indian Reservation, tribal home of the Moapa Band of Paiutes, sits about 30 miles north of Las Vegas and about 300 yards from the coal ash ponds and landfills of the Reid Gardner Power Station. Coal ash is the toxic ash and sludge left at the end of the coal burning process. [...]
8:05 Liter of Light (2 min)
The film documents a foundation’s project to light up a poor neighborhood through the efforts of a local man who works for them. He becomes a beacon of hope to his community when he installs hundreds of solar-powered light bulbs in his neighbor’s houses. The clever device is made from old plastic soda bottles filled [...]
8:10 White Water, Black Gold (54 min)
“White Water, Black Gold’ follows David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from the pristine mountain icefields that are the source of this industry’s water, to the Tar Sands tailings ponds. [...]
Between the films, visit with our partners who can help you learn how to make a difference locally and enjoy some snacks.
The film festival is FREE, however we will have raffle tickets with which you will have an opportunity to win prizes from our sponsors (Clifbar, Osprey, Mother Jones, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Patagonia, and Central Arizona College).
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