Wild and Scenic Rivers are Our Rivers!
Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2018:
WildPlaces is pleased to host one of the dozens of SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival nationwide. We have selected environmental award-winning films to create a series of environmental documentaries focusing on how we the people can and should take personal responsibility for the rivers all over the world and especially those in our back yard in the Sierra Nevada.
Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films will combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.
“The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a tremendous way to educate the public about how fragile our earth really is and that caring for it is all our responsibility.”
Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.
And WildPlaces is the host in the southern Sierra region. Tickets are now AVAILABLE that showcases about a dozen short films from celebrated producers that celebrate:
· 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act,
· The champions of protecting rivers locally and around the world,
· Every mile of river that doesn’t yet possess protections so that we might rise up and fight to take them back.
· Inaugurate and open WildPlaces’ satellite office in Fresno’s Bitwise Industries collaborative spaces.
Our goal is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968 while also introducing ourselves to the community, to raise funds for our organization, and to promote our mission of stewardship while preserving and protecting our environment and precious natural resources. Please join us and share your thoughts with our audience as a guest speaker to provide further your valuable insight and knowledge on the importance of rivers and their preservation. Here is a list of the films that will be shown along with a brief synopsis to give you a well-rounded idea of what our event will look like.
A Festival by Activists for Activists
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind. We leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world.
What to Expect at the Festival
Experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers. Climb the highest peaks. And trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world.
At our festival, you’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.
Tickets are now AVAILABLE at www.wildplaces.net or by calling 559.539.5263 for $25 for individuals and $10 for partner organizations. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds). Evening includes music by Shea Freedom, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, special Aztec blessing, presentation on the San Joaquin River Gorge and Temperance Dam proposal, WildPlaces’ membership, free seedlings, and wine bar.