G2 Green Earth Film Festival – Day Two
G2 Green Earth Film Festival – Day Two
Saturday, October 18th, 11am – 9:30pm
All screenings and activities are free
Please join us for day two of the G2 Green Earth Film Festival. Attend one or all of our eleven screenings, plus our special expert panel on water conservation in Los Angeles.
Complimentary snacks and popcorn.
11:00am – G2 Presents…
Owens Lake, Restoring Southern California’s Wetlands, Eco-Schools USA, Garden for Wildlife, Eco-Eating, Why Birds Matter
These six short films, produced by The G2 Gallery, explore a few of the issues and causes important to Dan and Susan Gottlieb, owners of The G2 Gallery.
1:00pm – Precious Resources in Threatened Ecosystems
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist, uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem. Left in the wake of surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland, Amazon Gold reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist as a repository of priceless biodiversity.
Westlands: A Water Story
California’s central valley is one of the most productive food producing regions in the world.
But water policy has left farming on the west side in danger of collapsing. In dry years the west side is last in line for water allocations. Recent policy has cut their allocation even further. The result is fallowed land, workers moving out of town, farms collapsing, and businesses closing. The issue is much more complex than farmers versus environmentalists. It’s about an antiquated water policy, a fragile ecosystem, and a growing population.
Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, Watershed tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.
4:00pm – Water Panel: Urgent Conservation Notice: Where our water comes from, how much we have left, and what we can do to conserve it
· Tom Ford: Executive Director of The Bay Foundation
· Randi Lynn Beach: photojournalist, and filmmaker, producer of Westlands: A Water Story
· Dr. Thomas Holyoke: Associate Professor of Political Science at Fresno State
· Brianna R. Pagan – MSE Civil and Water Resources Engineering Candidate at Loyola Marymount University
· Moderated by Robin Black: Photographer and Owens Lake expert, founder of The Owens Lake Project
6:30pm – Pollution
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences of the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.” Brief, animated interludes remind us to ask the bigger picture questions as well.
Starring Jeremy Irons, Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians, and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally, the film is both horrific and beautiful: part human interest, part political wake-up call.
Thank you to our Day 2 Sponsors: Samy’s Camera, Newman’s Own Organics and Angie’s Popcorn