Online One Earth Fall Film Mini-Festival to Start October 19
From October 19 to 25, watch 10 powerful environmental films online at the One Earth Fall Mini Film Fest. Half the events feature interviews and Q&A with filmmakers or film subjects. Audiences will find a deeper understanding of environmental issues you care about under the theme of “The Power of We”.
Thirst for Power, 6 p.m., October 21: Meet director Mat Hames. Based on Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book, Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival, this documentary identifies a hopeful path toward a more reliable and abundant future.
Child of Nature, 6 p.m., October 22: Meet director Marcos Negrão. This film follows five stories of children from Kenya, Philippines, Syria, Canada and Germany who against all odds are transforming their lives and their communities.
Ay Mariposa, 11 a.m., October 24: Meet Marianna Treviño Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center and one of the main film subjects. This is the story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival.
Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm, 11 a.m., October 25: Meet director Ines Sommer. In this film, Henry Brockman has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm for more than a quarter century.
UseLess: A Documentary on Food and Fashion Waste, 3 p.m., October 25: Meet director Rakel Garðarsdóttir. This film explores the reasons why food and fashion waste has become a pressing social and environmental problem and what we can do to change it.
Admission is free, with an $8 suggested donation. For registration and more information, visit Tinyurl.com/OneEarthFallFilmFest.