G2 Green Earth Film Festival – Day Three

Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 1:00pm - 9:30pm
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G2 Green Earth Film Festival – Day Three
Sunday, October 19th, 1:00pm – 8:30pm
All screenings and activities are free

Please join us for day three of the G2 Green Earth Film Festival. Attend one or all of our seven screenings, our special expert panel on filmmaking as a tool for conservation, and our closing night party.

Complimentary snacks and popcorn.

1:00pm – Adventure
The Meaning of Wild
The Meaning of Wild
is a half hour documentary film that takes viewers on a journey through one of our nation’s wildest landscapes, the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. The film follows wildlife cameraman Ben Hamilton as he travels by boat, plane, kayak and foot to capture and share the true value of Wilderness. Along the journey, Ben encounters bears, calving glaciers, ancient forests, and harsh seas, but it’s the characters he meets along the way that bring true insight to his mission. Filmed in stunning High Definition, The Meaning of Wild captures​ landscapes while provoking reflection about their importance to us all. Ultimately, the film celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act and seeks to share these national treasures and to inspire the next generation of wilderness advocates.

Snows of the Nile
Snows of the Nile
follows Dr. Neil Losin and Dr. Nate Dappen, two scientists and photographers on an ambitious expedition to re-capture historical glacier photographs from the Rwenzoris. If they could retrace the steps of the Duke of Abruzzi’s legendary 1906 ascent, brave the Rwenzoris’ notoriously unpredictable weather, and re-capture Vittorio Sella’s glacier photos, their images would bear witness to a century of climate change.

2:00pm – Filmmaker Panel: Filmmaking as a Tool for Conservation

·       Annie White, documentary filmmaker, producer of A Wolf’s Place
·       Boman Modine, feature film director and producer (Dark Knight Rises)
·       Michael Miner, feature film writer and director (RoboCop)
·       Ben Hamilton – wildlife cameraman and producer of The Meaning of Wild
·       Moderated by Jared Nigro, G2 Gallery documentary filmmaker

4:00pm – A Place for Animals: From Birds to Whales
Saving Suwarrow’s Seabirds
A team of conservationists travel across the broad expanse of the Pacific Ocean, to save a vital seabird sanctuary from an infestation of invasive rats. They battle the terrain and the weather to achieve this goal.

A Wolf’s Place
Gray Wolves stand on the edge of a precipice. Wild wolf populations across the Northern U.S. have rebounded to healthy, sustainable levels with the protection of the Endangered Species Act. Wolf advocates declare it a biological and political victory. But many ranchers call it a crime, demanding the wolves’ immediate eradication… and they may just get their wish. Widespread hunting seasons have already opened in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, with the rest of the country potentially following suit as we debate delisting all wolves in the U.S. Whether you see the wolf as the majestic cousin of man’s best friend, or as a bloodthirsty devil bent on destruction, we all have a visceral reaction to these misunderstood animals. A Wolf’s Place takes a close look at how wolves have impacted the ecosystem since their reintroduction to Yellowstone 18 years ago, and the effect the recent hunting season has had on the park’s wolves.

In The Company of Whales
Underwater photographer Eric Cheng dives with sperm whales. Through his close interaction with these toothed whales, Eric makes a connection with these massive predators.

The Bonobo Connection
Along with the chimpanzee, the bonobo ape is the closest human relative. This rare and intelligent species, which can only be found in one country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa, could be the first of the great apes to go extinct, threatened by deforestation and predation for bush meat and war. To understand this powerful yet peaceloving species is to reflect on our own origin and gain insight into how we communicate with one another.Narrated by Ashley Judd.

6:00pm – Closing Night Film
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

7:30 pm – Closing Night Party

RSVP Required for closing night film and party: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/g2-green-earth-film-festival-closing-night-damnation-tickets-12405105003
Thank you to our Day 3 Sponsors: Samy’s Camera, Chipotle and Angel City Brewing