Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, June 11-12

May 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Join the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and the Suncoast Sierra Club when they host North America’s largest environmental film festival, June 11-12, 2010.

Friday, June 11, 7-9 p.m.
Curtis Fundamental Elementary School
531 Beltrees Street, Dunedin, FL [map]
(Note: The School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, is neither sponsoring nor affiliated with this event)

Ascending the Giants – 12 min.
John Waller
You may hug a tree, but would you climb one? Join tree lovers & climbers Brian and Will as they attempt to find Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce trees. Through their eyes, from both ground and canopy views, we discover the breathtaking beauty of these beautiful giants. Click here for Trailer

Nourish – 26 min.
Kirk Bergstrom, Linda Davis
What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat reveals much about our relationship to food. Today, more than ever, we need to understand where our food comes from and how it reaches us. If you want change, vote three times a day–with your fork!

Division Street – 49 min.
Eric Bandick
This is not your father’s road trip. Roads and cars have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in urban sprawl, and challenged some of the bedrock values we once took for granted. But as the transportation crisis appears to be spiraling out of control, a new generation of ecologists, engineers, city-planners, and everyday citizens are transforming the future of the American road. From pristine roadless areas to concrete jungles, follow filmmaker Eric as he tours North America, dodging Yellowstone’s grizzlies and Miami’s taxicabs, and highlighting sustainable road projects and wildlife corridors for the 21st century.  www.transalt.org

…and selected “shorts”

Saturday, June 12th, 7-9 p.m.
St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus
University Partnership Center
9200 113th Street, Seminole, FL [map]

Big River – 27 min.
Curt Ellis, Aaron Woolf
The filmmakers of King Corn are back! Curt and Ian have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has had on the people and places downstream. In a journey that extends from the American heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, the guys trade their combine for a canoe and set out to see the big world their little acre of corn has touched.

Generations: A Perspective on Climate Change – 17 min.
Steve Jones
For many, snowy winters have a deep significance–culturally, personally, and financially. Going beyond charts and numbers, this new film humanizes the debate on climate change by exploring the delicate balance of winter and the intrinsic value of snow to people across generations and cultures. http://www.tetongravity.com/

Watershed Revolution – 27 min.
Rich Reid, Paul Jenkin
What is a Watershed? The answer is explored through interviews with concerned citizens working to protect and preserve the Ventura River watershed. www.surfrider.org

…and selected “shorts”

Tickets ($10, $8 for students with ID) may be purchased after May 15 at Wilcox Nursery, 12501 Indian Rocks Road in Largo, or online here.  Tickets also available at the door.

Come early for refreshments and door prizes.

For more information visit their website or call 727 667 2600.

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