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April 2016: Partner Event: SF Green Film Festival
April 14, 2016 - April 20, 2016
Join WEN and other environmentalists for the 6th San Francisco Green Film Festival. This year, the Festival showcases 70 internationally acclaimed films, with over 90 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers. Come delve into some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time and see what we can do about it.
WEN’s Strategic Partner Films:
Not without Us – Castro Theatre, Wed, Apr 20 9:15 PM
Seven grassroots activists from around the world head to Paris for the UN Climate Talks. Their moving and personal journeys as activists has led them to this point and they want world leaders to feel the pressure. A deal was signed, but the question still remains: can the COP21 agreement stop catastrophic climate change and if not, then is it up to us?
Born Free – Castro Theatre, Wed, Apr 20 6:30 PM
IN PERSON: Virginia McKenna, actress, Born Free; Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation
This wildlife epic first roared onto the big screen 50 years ago as the first mainstream Hollywood film to spotlight a big conservation issue. Since then, the story of Elsa the Lioness has captured hearts around the globe, not least inspiring star Virginia McKenna’s Born Free Foundation, dedicated to protecting these majestic animals.
How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) – Castro Theatre, Thu, Apr 14 7:30 PM
Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change. Fox’s fight to protect his home from oil and gas companies, now leads him to the banks of the Amazon; to the island nations of Vanuatu and Samoa; and the choking air of China. At each stop asking: what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What values and creativity are so deep within us that no storm can take them away?
This is both a sobering reflection on the state of climate change and the perfect remedy for those with climate change fatigue: celebrating the creativity and resilience of our movement.
Surf Shorts – Roxie Theater, Fri, Apr 15 9:00 PM
Meet the women surfers around the globe who are creating a new surf culture. All of them plan to make every wave count.
Anthropologists – Roxie Theater, Tue, Apr 19 6:30 PM
At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides. As Mary Catherine Bateson, daughter of Margaret Mead, asserts, “Climate change forces us to have to learn the family business.”
Download the entire printed program here or visit the official website: http://www.greenfilmfest.org/festival