The Finger Lakes Institute will host the third event in its film series, a three-hour compilation of the best films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental film festival in the country. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival seeks to increase groundswell for the environmental movement by using film to inspire activism and motivate people to take action. Together, the Finger Lakes Institute and Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance invite the public to attend to increase awareness of grassroots efforts encouraging stewardship of the Finger Lakes environment.
Based in California, the festival tours the country each year to impact as many communities as possible with its message of how global issues affect everyone. Its films not only highlight concerns, but also provide solutions. This year’s theme of “Climate of Change” will focus on climate change as well as change-makers. The films to be shown on campus on April 5 were specifically selected to appeal to the Finger Lakes community. Featured films include “The Fishman,” “Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age,” “Chasing Water,” “Slow the Flow,” and “Second Nature: Biomimicry Evolution.”
The films will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in Albright Auditorium, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online to be redeemed at the door. Tickets purchased online prior to April 5 cost $5 each for adults, children, faculty and staff. On the day of the event, tickets are $10 each. Attendance is free for college students with identification.
The film festival is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Institute, Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance, Patagonia, Clif Bar and Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Mother Jones, and Red Jacket Orchards.
The remaining upcoming events in the Finger Lakes Institute’s film series include the showing of “American Meat” on Thursday, March 28, and “Chasing Ice” on Tuesday, April 9. More information about the series is available online.