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Wild and Scenic Film Festival
September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Central Coast State Parks Association
Several Short Documentaries will be Shown:
A New View of the Moon
Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon. (3 min)
Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund and has been featured in prominent magazines such as National Geographic. Affectionately referred to as the bug guy, Clay explains how and why he focuses on 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger. (4 min)
Resilience at the Roots
This short documentary follows a community in El Salvador who, after fleeing government repression and spending a decade in exile, returned to their country to rebuild their lives in the coastal lowland areas surrounding the Bay of Jiquilisco. But their challenges were not over: in 1998 Hurricane Mitch hit, and other severe storms followed, washing away homes, destroying crops, and burying the community in rising waters.
They recognized that these storms were linked to climate change and loss of protective mangrove forests, and so began to organize. Today, the movement they started has succeeded in creating a network of vibrant, democratic communities that protect and restore their natural resources and ecosystems, and
has grown into one of the most successful global organizing models working for climate justice. (El
Salvador, 13 min)
Fire Followers – Yosemite Nature Notes
Yosemite botanists search for fire-following flowers that germinate and bloom after a fire covering the landscape in a beautiful but brief wildflower display that may not return until the next fire. (California, 6 min)
The Last Green Thread
Amidst the backdrop of massive development and population growth, three friends embark on a journey through the Everglades Headwaters in Florida to survey a fragile wilderness corridor before it disappears forever. (Northern Florida, 18 min)
Pursuing the Monarchs
It’s the story of a majestic species: a symbol of American pride, the embodiment of the returning dead in Mexico, it’s the story of the Monarch butterfly. It would be a happy story, only, today they are dying. The Monarch butterfly population has declined by up to 80% in the last decade.
Who is to blame? Both the modern agricultural practices such as GMO and herbicide use and the illegal logging carrying on in the Mexican forest of Michoacan, the butterflies’ overwintering site. (52 min)
Held in the Studio Theater
General Admission: $20; $25 after August 31
(Individual ticket to this event only: Pursuing the Monarchs)