Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2013
December 7, 2013: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Sierra Club North Star Chapter, Midwest Mountaineering and Patagonia sponsor the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Environmental themes resonate through the films, leaving viewers inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in their communities. Tickets $10, proceeds from the festival benefit the Sierra Club North Star Chapter.
Program will include:
Facing Climate Change: Coastal Tribes
The Swinomish Tribe has lived on the coasts of the Salish Sea since time immemorial. Today, rising seas not only threaten cultural traditions, but also the economic vitality of this small island nation in the shadow of a large oil refinery.
Follows the journey of Patrick Hearps, a young chemical engineer working at an oil refinery, as he becomes increasingly concerned about his companies contribution towards adverse climate change. Torn between his career and a higher obligation of environmental stewardship, his personal struggle reflects the great dilemma of our generation.
This documentary is about Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Bicycles. Terry revolutionized the women’s biking industry by creating a frame specific to a woman’s body. This is the story of how she got her start and the challenges within the women’s biking movement.
How the Kids Saved the Parks
You know those movies where kids get together and do something awesome? When they unite to overcome insurmountable odds? Maybe embark on an epic quest to stop the grown ups from doing something stupid. This is one of those movies, except this one really happened. This is the story of a group of great kids that worked to save the California Parks they love ?— this is ‘How The Kids Saved The Parks’.
Public Lands, Private Profits: A Grand Threat
The Center for American Progress and the Sierra Club undertook a series of documentaries that revealed three places held in the public trust threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part One, we head to the Grand Canyon, where a Canadian company is using outdated environmental studies to restart uranium mining.
Public Lands, Private Profits: Boom or Bust
The Center for American Progress and the Sierra Club undertook a series of documentaries that revealed three places threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part Two, we look at a fight brewing in a small Utah town over the expansion of a nearby coal mine and its effects on majestic Bryce Canyon National Park.
Public Lands, Private Profits: Too Special To Drill
The Center for American Progress and the Sierra Club undertook a series of documentaries that revealed three places threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them. In Part Three, natural gas drilling would bring an ignoble end to Wyoming’s spectacular Noble Basin and its residents’ way of life.
Most people might think that skateboards are unusual tools for rebuilding a society, but not Oliver Percovich, who founded Skateistan, Afghanistan’s only co-ed skateboarding school. Poor families will often dedicate their limited resources to investing in the education of their sons at the expense of their daughters. At Skateistan, girls are given the same opportunities.
The Denali Experiment
Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker and Ingrid Backstrom.
The Story of Change
The Story of Stuff Project teamed up with Free Range Studios to create ‘The Story of Change’ because shopping your values is a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop. In this video Annie Leonard walks through key ingredients for successful change-making: a big idea, commitment to work together, and citizen action.
Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.
Young Voices for the Planet: Kids vs Global Warming
12-year-old Alec Loorz has devoted his life to try to stop climate change in his lifetime. He creates the imatter campaign and a Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels.