Thursday, October 25th & Saturday, October 27th, 2018
3:30pm & 6:30pm

Friends of the Verde River, in partnership with Prescott Creeks and Citizens Water Advocacy Group, present the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, local environmental nonprofits invite you to experience the unique stories and adventures through amazing films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.

Wild & Scenic is a call to action. Festival-goers are transformed into activists dedicated to saving our threatened planet.

Film Schedule

3:30pm Screening

Avanyu: The Wild & Scenic Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of New Mexico. But for Tesuque Pueblo member Louie Hena and his family, the river is more than an office, more than a provider, it is home. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, happening in 2018, Louie urges us all to protect more wild rivers.

Selah: Water from Stone: Fifty Years ago David Bamberger devoted his life to restoring a neglected and overgrazed ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The result? Water from Stone. By restoring natural ecological functions, David filled hillside aquifers, brought springs back to life, created riparian habitat, and inspired a landscape movement.

The Elwha Undammed: What’s a River For?: The Elwha River in Port Angeles, Washington is the stage for the largest dam removal in American history. A century ago, a businessman dammed the waters of the Klallam people where 100-pound salmon cast their shadows. Behind the dynamite and bulldozers that erased Thomas Aldwell’s dream is a saga of competing ideas about the purpose and meaning of a river.

Sky Migrations: Each fall, our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of back country scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

River Connections: Rivers connect and sustain us. People need water, wildlife, peace and quiet for our minds – our souls – our children. Designated Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers connect communities by fostering collaboration among local river management partners. This film follows river stewards on three rivers and highlights the inspiration, complexities and joy behind communities coming together to protect rivers.

A Letter to Congress: Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

6:30pm Screening

The Wild President: President Jimmy Carter, an unsung environmental hero, grew up in awe of natures wonder. But it wasnt until he first paddled the Chattooga Rivers Bull Sluice did he understand the power of a wild river. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, happening in 2018, President Carter urges all Americans to protect more wild rivers.

Lost in Light: Lost in Light is a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.

Great Lakes, Bad Lines: Two Michigan-born adventurers journey fossil-free for 500 miles across Michigans Upper Peninsula along the route of Enbridge Oils Line 5, a 63-year-old pipeline that threatens our inland waters and Great Lakes. Through the lens of adventure, personal stories, and natural beauty, this film highlights the ecosystems and livelihoods that are at risk and inspires all to take action within their own lives.

The Mirnavator: Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. While competing in her first 50K trail race of the season, Mirna Valerio must overcome the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.

The Land We Live In:  John Gaedeke, the Chairman of the Brooks Range Council, has multi-generational roots at Iniakuk Lake where his family owns a lodge in the heart of the the Brooks Range wilderness. John created this grassroots organization to give a voice to the local opposition of the proposed Ambler Road. The Land We Live In works to advocate for the people, landscape, and wildlife that would be directly impacted by the potential development.

Protected: A Wild & Scenic River Portrait: Follow river paddler, author, and conservationist Tim Palmer through the enchanting waters of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast, which has the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the US. With just a canoe, a camera, and an old van, Tim finds his bliss on these rivers. He shares their beauty while reminding us all about the significance of national Wild & Scenic Rivers program that protects beautiful rivers all across the country.

A Letter to Congress: Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

Venues

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
3:30pm & 6:30pm

Location: Elks Theater Prescott
117 E. Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301

Two different film screening sessions: 3:30pm and 6:30pm.
Advance tickets: $15 per screening or $25 for double feature.
At the door: $18 per screening or $30 for double feature.

The film schedule is the same for each venue.

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
3:30pm & 6:30pm

Location: Cliff Castle Casino Hotel
555 Middle Verde Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Two different film screening sessions: 3:30pm and 6:30pm.
Advance tickets: $15 per screening or $25 for double feature.
At the door: $18 per screening or $30 for double feature.

The film schedule is the same for each venue.

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