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WildPlaces Presents:

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Tule and Kern Rivers are our Wild and Scenic Rivers

When: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6 PM - 9 PM

Where: WildPlaces at Bitwise • 700 Van Ness Ave • Fresno,

SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Fresno!

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.

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Bitwise is collaborative work spaces and WildPlaces’ Fresno satellite office location

700 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93721 559 500 3305

And WildPlaces is the host in the southern Sierra region. Tickets are now AVAILABLE that showcases ten 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.

Tickets:

$25 suggested donation (includes membership to WildPlaces)

$10 for members and partners

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more info, contact Mehmet McMillan at (760) 447-1702 or info@wildplaces.net

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SHEA FREEDOM

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Press Release

********* For Immediate Release***********

November 9, 2018

Celebrate the environment and the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by attending the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Fresno. Held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Bitwise Industries’ South Stadium (700 Van Ness Ave. in Fresno),  the Fresno film festival is hosted by WildPlaces, a community benefits organization focusing on land and water restoration and protection in the southern Sierra.

It is considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals! This year’s film festival 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 better environment for future generations.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999.   A home festival in Nevada City kicks-off the international tour to over 170 communities around the globe, including this one in Fresno. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of national partners: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, CLIF Bar, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, Peak Design and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience. Generous funding from Patagonia and Rivers Network also help make this event possible.

 “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 of our responsibility,” says Theresa Huck of SYRCL.

Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, conservation, water equity, community activism, adventure, climate change, and Native American and indigenous cultures.

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, WildPlaces’ membership,  free seedlings, and wine bar.

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Media Contact

Mehmet McMillan

760.447.1702

mehmet@wildplaces.net

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