Midcoast Conservancy

Third ‘Wild and Scenic Film Festival’ in Belfast

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 8:30am

Story Location:
80 Belmont Avenue
Belfast  Maine  04915
United States

Midcoast Conservancy will be hosting an engaging and informative evening of environmentally-themed films at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, Nov. 9 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 Becoming Ocean, in which climate-change journalist Eiren Caffall , diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, realizes that, like the planet, she is slowly drowning. But instead of allowing the nearly invisible effects of her condition to paralyze her, Caffall uses her illness to look at the crisis of climate change in a way that makes "problems we so often push away because of their apparent distance from daily life, suddenly become intimate and human-scale." In Too Precious to Mine, the Havasupai who have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries take on the uranium mining on the canyon’s rims that is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. “If the Supai water is contaminated, the future of my society, of my people, will disappear,” says Carletta Tilousi of the Havasupai Tribal Council.

In total, 10 short films will be screened. Attendees are invited to stay after the showing to discuss the films and enjoy snacks and Sierra Nevada beer. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and will be sold at the door. All proceeds go to support Midcoast Conservancy’s work protecting healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning.

The Hutchinson Center is at 80 Belmont Ave. in Belfast.

To see the complete film line-up, go to www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/wild-and-scenic-film-festival-2/. Email info@midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150 with any questions. For more information on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, go to https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/about/.