February 6, 2013
Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 2013
Sunday, February 10th - 2:00-6:00 p.m.
The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
The event was a friendraiser and fundraiser for River Relief, with the goal of raising awareness on some crucial environmental issues and inspiring action in the community.
Because of the creativity and hard work of the River Relief crew volunteers and the staff of the Blue Note, it was a smooth, inspiring and fun afternoon with friends. River Reliefers baked food, made popcorn and worked all over the venue. Donations for our raffle and silent auction poured in from the community and bidding was hot and heavy! Check out the list on the right for all the generous donors.
Thanks to everyone involved we raised over $5,400 for cleaning up the Missouri River!
Thanks everyone! See you next year!
Below is a list is a list of the films, more info on the festival and links to lots more.
About the Film Festival
The Wild & Scenic traveling film festival has over 100 venues across the country showing environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.
The festival is the brainchild of the South Yuba River Citizens League from Nevada City, CA.
Thanks to a grant from Patagonia, Missouri River Relief is able to bring this inspiring and eye-opening film fest to our home town and we hope these films might inspire you to take action for the health and beauty of our community!
The Craziest Idea
(7 min.) - Andy Maser (USA). In 2011, American Rivers declared the "Year of the River", highlighting two high-profile dam removal projects on salmon spawning rivers in the state of Washington. This video takes a look at these historic efforts to restore the flow on these beautiful mountain streams. view Elwha River restoration blog • view White Salmon River restoration blog
A Liter of Light
(2 min.) - Nick Santiago and Mike Talampas (Philippines). A novel zero-energy solution to daytime home-lighting in the Philippines. aliteroflight.org
Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution
(24 min.) - Guy Lieberman & Matthew Rosmarin (South Africa). Learning from ants, lotus flowers and the kingfisher. This film explores using natural systems as teachers and inspirations in re-engineering our sustainable relationship with the planet. biomimicry.net
One Plastic Beach
(8 min.) - Tess Thackara & Eric Slatkin (USA). A gallery of abstract art created from the plastic collected and curated from one mile of beach by a creative California couple. www.plasticforever.blogspot.com
(18 min.) - Pete McBride (USA). The Colorado River, once called the "Nile of the West", has so many demands on its limited water supply that it actually disappears before reaching its destination, the Sea of Cortez. A photographer who grew up along the upper reaches of the Colorado follows its path from source to sea to reveal its beautiful and troubled course through the arid West. forgemotionpictures.com/films/chasing-water
Yelp! (with apologies to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl')
(3 min.) - Tiffay Schlain (USA). A sarcastic rewrite of the famous beat poem lampooning the technological addictions of our plugged-in generation. connectedthefilm.com/yelp
White Water, Black Gold
(55 min.) - David Lavallee (Canada). As our society gallops toward "Peak Oil", a Canadian investigative journalist takes a river journey on the Athabaskan River through the Alberta Tar Sands, revealing the increasing demands on the ecosystem, communities and water supplies because of this energy intensive petroleum industry. whitewaterblackgold.com
The Wolf & the Medallion
(20 min.) - Jeremy Collins (Missouri). Missouri artist and climber Jeremy Collins composes an artistic and inspiring letter to his son while climbing granite peaks in China. jercollins.com
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