Midcoast Conservancy film festival Nov. 5

By activists and for activists
Posted:  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:15am
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163 High Street
Belfast  Maine  04915
United States

What do a rusty-patched bumble bee, Jimmy Carter and Siksika Tribe elder Treffrey Deerfoot have in common? They’re all subjects of short films that will be shown as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by Midcoast Conservancy on Sunday, Nov. 5. In all, 12 films about various environmental issues will be screened at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast.

Topics include Yellowstone’s Northern Range, an urban teenager who organizes her classmates to prevent construction of the nation’s largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from their high school, and the story of Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands who stands up to the giant Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper mine on her property.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a festival by activists and for activists; it is organized and produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League, which was founded in 1983 as a community effort to protect and restore the rivers of their California home watershed, from source to sea.

At the festival, witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. Explore the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities.

The goal is to leave audience members inspired and motivated to go make changes locally. The Colonial Theatre is located at 163 High Street in Belfast.

After the screening, all are invited to walk down the street to Darby’s, for conversation about the films over food and drink.

To see the full film schedule, for more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival or call Midcoast Conservancy at 207-389-5150.