Wild and Scenic On Tour presented by Santa Fe Watershed Association
Saturday, May 18th — 7:00PM – 9:30PM at The Screen
Ticket Price: $15 per person
The Festival: Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, Wild & Scenic was started by a California watershed advocacy group and is now in its 17th year. This year the festival featured over 140 films with 15 world premiers!
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJI6o7pmpU
The Films: combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.
~ Rivers, Land & Wildlife Habitat ~
Visions of the Lost Sierra Matthew Ritenour, Darrel Jury This film examines the past, present, and future of the Middle Fork of the Feather River, one of the first eight rivers protected by the Wild & Scenic Act in 1968. Through the eyes of local Maidu, fisherman, and conservationists, viewers will experience this unique place and understand the hopes and dreams of those who are working to keep it wild. 14 minutes
Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness Travis Hammill, Terri Martin, Olivia Juarez, Dave Pacheco, Clayton Daughenbaugh, Chris Lee, Alex Lee. This short documentary advocates for protecting more than 9 million acres of federally managed public lands as Wilderness, areas of pristine natural beauty, unique and untrammeled ecosystems, and unfathomable cultural significance. Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness takes the viewer through the varied landscape and draws upon diverse voices to tell the story of why these lands are worth protecting. 14 minutes
The Last Herd Joseph Flannery, Kyle Lancaster, Ryan Fitzhenry. The Henry Mountains bison herd roams over 385,000 acres of Southern Utah, “free from fences, culling, or roundups.” Despite all this space, Henry Mountains bison are caught within a complex web of public land, ranching, and government agencies. The Last Herd documents the balance between free-roaming bison and private interests. 23 minutes
Canis Lupus Colorado Eric Bendick, Thomas Winston, Grizzly Creek Films. Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. Now we’re at a tipping point: the emerging west, the future of our public wildlands, and the health of vast ecosystems are all at stake. 19 minutes
Grizzly Country Ben Moon, Shannon Ethridge, Annie Nyborg, Ben Sturgelewski. After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes. 12 minutes
~ Taking Action & Seeing Results ~
Moonline Supersize Films, Red Bull Media House, Dino Raffault, Thibault Gachet, Ugo Gerola. When night falls on the mountains, it is by no means time to go to bed for Valentin Delluc. It’s in the dark that one of the best speed riders in the world finds a whole new playground. Like a firefly, it illuminates the darkness. 2 minutes
The Curve of Time Jordan Manley, Mike Douglas, Switchback Entertainment. Due to climate change, ski seasons will be markedly shorter by 2050. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. Professional skiers Greg Hill and Chris Rubens peer into the future and have a conversation with their future selves, contemplating the sobering forecast and the impact their thirst for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. With an eye on the clock, they launch themselves into an experiment: can they each remain committed skiers while significantly reducing their carbon footprints? 23 minutes
Love of Place Brian Olliver. When an invasive species plant threatens to take over a beautiful desert river, an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill it. 10 minutes
Flipping the Switch Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Matt Yamashita LeeAnne Walters. led a citizens’ movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and exposed the Flint water crisis. The results showed that one in six homes had lead levels in water that exceeded the EPA’s safety threshold. Walters’ persistence compelled the local, state, and federal governments to take action and ensure that residents of Flint have access to clean water. 6 minutes
What Does it Take? Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, Matt Yamashita. What Does it Take? is the introduction to the New Environmentalists series. 2 minutes
Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors:
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