Midcoast Conservancy will be hosting an engaging and informative evening of environmentally-themed films at the Crosby Center in Belfast on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 3-5 p.m.
Based on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival model developed by the South Yuba River Citizens League, the event is designed to leave attendees feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in their community and the world. At the screening, 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.
Films on the schedule include “Blue Venture,” about a Madagascar community’s efforts to save an octopus-fishing area through an innovative model; “Water Warriors,” which features an unlikely partnership of members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families to resist a natural gas drilling project in New Brunswick, Canada; and “Biomimicry,” featuring the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges.
In total, nine short films will be screened. Attendees are invited to stay after the showing to discuss the films and enjoy Sierra Nevada beer or Barefoot wine. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. All proceeds go to support Midcoast Conservancy’s work protecting healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning.
For more information on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.