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“About the Festival:
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, is coming to the Doris Duke Theatre.
The festival works with environmentally conscious groups across the country to host tour venues as a way to outreach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience.
Knowledge in Motion, a Hawaiʻi-based, grassroots, community awareness and outreach organization, brings the festival here with the aim of helping communities come together and to promote the concepts of mālama and aloha ʻāina. Its goal is to use film to inspire activism.
This year’s community organization honoree for the festival is Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi (CCH). Formed in 1950, CCH has worked for decades on protecting imperiled wildlife and land. CCH is a nonprofit, environmental organization based in Honolulu and dedicated to protecting native Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems for future generations. For more information, visit www.conservehi.org.
Here are a few of the films included in the program:
Seeds of Freedom
Directed by Jess Phillimore, 2012
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, Seeds of Freedom charts the story of the seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world.
View the trailer.
The Last Ice Merchant
Directed by Sandy Patch, Ecuador, 2012, 14 mins
Featuring the story of Baltazar Ushca, a man who for 53 years has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador.
View the trailer.
The Water Tower
Directed by Peter McBride, Kenya, 2013
This documentary short explores a monumental granite swell in Central Kenya that stretches 17,058 feet into the sky.
View the trailer.”
To purchase tickets and for more information, please click here.