Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Films for EAM

Thanks to everyone that voted throughout March for the films we will be showing during Environmental Awareness Month.  The results are now in!  Help us spread the word about our events this April.  All the films will be shown at the American Memorial Park Visitors center.

The schedule for this month will be:

April 12th
1:00pm: Disneynature’s Oceans

4:00pm: Sharkwater

6:00pm: Disneynature’s Oceans

April 13th

1:00pm: Sharkwater

4:00pm: Disneynature’s Oceans

6:00pm: Sharkwater

April 20th

1:00pm: The Mighty River

4:00pm: Recyclergy

6:00pm: The Mighty River
April 21st

1:00pm: Recyclergy

4:00pm: The Mighty River

6:00pm: Recyclergy

Short descriptions of the films can be found by clicking the "read more" link below:
This Disneynature fil is an unprecedented look at the lives of elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play. Filled with adventure, comedy and drama, OCEANS is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience you'll never forget.

The Mighty River
This Academy Award nominee film tells the story of  the St. Lawrence River. 'Magtogoek,' as it is called by the Mi'kmaq people.  Its waters, which once teemed with animal and plant life, today bear witness to decades of over-exploitation and industrial pollution. (Animated)

The winner of 31 international awards (details here), the film documentis the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations and the effect we are having on our ocean ecosystems by removing these top-level predators. Director Rob Stewart seeks to debunk wide-spread stereotypes and media depictions of sharks and to detail their roles as pillars in the evolution of the seas and corner stones to their continued health. The film addresses how "these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed." (cited from Stewart here). 

After the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, community, non-profit recycling centers began to pop up in schools, garages, and neighborhood centers all sharing the goal of bringing recycling to their cities. Now only two non-profit recycling organizations remain in San Francisco. Despite the lack of surviving community recycling centers, the Bay Area is still home to a unique community of recyclers who push the envelope of possibilities. Featuring interviews with recycling pioneers and music by Rube Waddell, "The Recyclergy" is an entertaining examination of a fading subculture.

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