Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Program

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival showcases environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work that communities are doing to protect the environment.

International Rivers and the Women's Environmental Network will host the San Francisco screening of a selection of films from the festival.

Watch film trailers at www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org!

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Program I : 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Global Focus: Puerto Rico, Rosa Hilda Ramos. In the shadow of polluting factories in Cataño, Ramos led the movement to permanently protect the Las Cucharillas Marsh, one of the last open spaces in the area and one of the largest wetlands ecosystems in the region.

STREETFILMS: PARK(ing) Day NYC 2007. Park(ing) Day is an international event that reclaims over 200 parking spots in 50 cities around the world and transforms them into engaging public spaces for one day a year.

Litterball. A short film that illustrates the power of vision. If we all wore rose colored glasses, our positive outlook could change the world. Solutions are as easy as changing perspective.

Water Front. What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it? Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are struggling to keep water, a basic human right, from becoming privatized.

The Last Descent. 2009 Wild & Scenic People's Choice Award. Join a group of world class whitewater kayakers to some of the worlds most amazing rivers ... descending them possibly for the last time. In Nepal, India, and Uganda, closing with Tuolumne River and the growing movement to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park.

Goldfish. A little girl questions why each one of her classmates were given a goldfish to foster and wouldn't they be happier in the water with their family. So she recruits a friend to return the fish to their habitat by flushing them down the toilet much the same way Nemo got back to the ocean in the Disney film.

Program 2: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Zoologic. A fussy zookeeper goes about his daily routine, but he must contend with a very uncooperative little penguin.

Papa Tortuga. Fernando shows that one person CAN make a difference. His efforts in Tecolutla, Vera Cruz, Mexico, have helped to save the endangered Lora Sea Turtles from extinction.

Burning the Future: Coal in America. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, activists in West Virginia demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.

A River's Last Breath. In the spring of 2007, a group of explorers and film makers traveled to China's Yunnan Province and Tibetan Autonomous Region to discover firsthand the effect of China's rapid development on the country's rivers. The team paddled hundreds of miles of river, floated through massive dam sites and spoke to villagers being forced from their homes by rising reservoir levels. A River's Last Breath is a glimpse into the life of China's west, and the story of the slowly rising waters of the Yangtze River.

Homegrown Revolution. For over twenty years, the Dervaes family have transformed their urban Pasadena home into an urban homestead. As a family for this new paradigm, they harvest nearly 3 tons of organic food from their 1/10 acre garden while incorporating many back-to-basics practices, as well as solar energy and biodiesel.