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Film festival on environmental issues...

David H.
Oxford, ME
Post #: 254
Hosted by Surfrider NNE through a grant program with Patagonia and Wild & Scenic, this film festival will focus on environmental issues concerning water, coastline, watershed, agriculture, open space, and forestry. Join us for this exciting evening in The Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave, Portland, ME next to Jokers and the Portland Sports Arena.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tickets: $10 at the door includes free buffet / $8 at the Patagonia Outlet in Freeport, ME (soft drinks /full bar available but not included with ticket price)

Opening Music: Matt Newberg 6:30 - 7pm http://www.mattnewber...­

Speaker: David Littell, Maine DEP Commissioner

Time: Doors open at 6:15. Films/speaker 7 - 9pm.

Special Note: This event is extremely family friendly. So bring the kids along. They'll love Wombat and learn how they too can make a difference!

********** PROGRAM **********

Opening Music: Matt Newberg 6:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Festival Intro (4 mins flick)

Welcome: Speaker: Dave Littell Maine DEP Commissioner

Movie Intro: Jeanne Gribbin, Surfrider NNE Event Coordinator

Weather We Change (2008)
Duane Kubischta
A group of athletes have taken a pledge to follow in the footsteps of pro skier Alison Gannett in search of a greener ski bum lifestyle. Mother Nature serves up a healthy dose of reality with a bleak early season, but these snow soldiers eventually find the deep powder that recharges their flight to save the snow. Stunning footage of the Swiss Alps and the best of the West Coast sets the backdrop for this educational journey about global warming as an issue that skiers cannot afford to ignore.
(USA, 2007, 30min)

Nomads: Wandering Women of the White Water Tribe
Polly Green, Chris Emerick
Follow the travel of three whitewater kayaking women as they follow the Zembezi and White Nile Rivers of Africa. Along the way they are unexpectedly touched by a small village in Uganda struggling with the realities of malaria. The river has empowered these women to make a difference. Best Social action adventure film, Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival; Finalist best film on Mountain culture and Environment, Wanaka Mountain Film Festival (US, 2004, Adventure Documentary, 21 min)

Wombat (Animation)
Jason Ables
Listen to this little wombat. He has our future in mind. (US, 2005, Kids' Animation, 1 min)

Intermission (15-20mins)

Movie Intro

Pulp Poo & Perfection ; A green surfing story (2008)
Josh Berry, Angel Marin
This documentary investigates two issues threatening surfing and water quality in Chile. Pichilimu's sewage pipeline and the South's forestry industry pollution. Mythical waves, inspired activists, angry fishermen, environmental problems, sharky corporate executives weave a classic south American tale of environmental action and ecological solutions. Contributed by Pulp Poo & Perfection. (Chile, 15 min)

Carpa Diem

Northern CA Premiere
Sergio Cannella
Before sleeping, a child in her apartment is lovingly watching a fish in the aquarium. In the mean time her younger brother is being mindless of the open tap water flowing out of the washbasin. ? a waste that could turn into a tragedy. Many awards, including best Short, Vatavaran FF; Best Spot, Festival International Due Gim Sur L'Emergie de Lausanne (Italy, 2006, 2min)

Planetary Coral Reef Foundation
Channel G
Coral Reefs are the most bio diverse of all marine eco systems and the greatest expression of ocean life. But the reefs are now in crisis - dying at an alarming rate worldwide. Since its inception, the Planetary Coral reef Foundation has pursued an unprecedented approach to the crisis, launching an innovative scientific and educational campaign world wide. (US, 2006 Documentary, 6.35 min)

Global Focus IV
Will Parrinello, Tom Dusenbery, John Antonelli
Grassroots environmental heroes too often go unrecognized. Thus, in 1990 San Francisco civic leaders and philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman created the Goldman Environmental prize. It recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. SIDA Environmental Conservation Award. (All Over the World, 2007, 27 min)
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