Mark your calendars! Our 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place on Saturday, November 23, 2019. It’s our annual fund raiser for our Wildsight Invermere Branch. Tickets go on sale November 1st. See the film program below.
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6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Saturday November 23rd, 2019
Doors 5pm | Films 6pm
$25 General | $20 Wildsight Members | 16 & Under Free*
*Youth 16 and under are free but still require a ticket to reserve a seat.
See what we did at our 2018 festival here.
2019 Film Program
Atypical for her time, Mary Vaux defies all gender roles, mountain weather, and traditions to spark the first glaciology study in North America. Her perseverance brings her back to the same glacier for five decades. A made-in-Revelstoke film! (6 minutes)
Over the centuries caviar was strictly reserved for Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays,it has become synonymous with wealth and indulgence. But why is that? What’s so special about caviar? Caviar Dreams delves into the world of caviar – and beyond the assumed glamour and luxury, we uncover a story about over-fishing, near extinction, and a quest for sustainability. (15 minutes)
Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund. Affectionately referred to as the bug guy, Clay explains how and why he focuses on 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger. (4 minutes)
This film by the National Young Farmers Coalition offers a look into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in the arid American West. Despite contending with the impacts of historic drought, climate change, and increased competition for water, the film’s farmers are each committed to their communities and to finding innovative solutions to water shortages. (10 minutes)
Nature has a rhythm – it just takes one to tune into it. Jess Kilroy – musician, climber, and conservationist – travels to wilderness areas around the West creating music from the natural sounds she finds there, with the goal of sparking people’s love for these wild lands. Creek Sessions follows Jess on a sensory journey to create music in Utah’s Indian Creek, reminding us that wild places are worth protecting not simply for their landscapes, but for their soundscapes too. (7 minutes)
Ghosts of the Arctic
Follow the grit and determination of polar photographer Joshua Holko as he traverses the frozen landscape of Svalbard, in the high Arctic, to encounter polar bears on foot. Taking place during one of the coldest periods in the last few years, the crew suffered frostbite and camera failures during the filming process. (7 minutes)
Marcus Eriksen and Joel Paschal embarked from California for Hawaii aboard a a raft made of 15,000 plastic water bottles and rope made from 5,000 plastic bags. Without a motor or support vessel, the duo set out determined to raise awareness about the proliferation of plastic waste in our seas. Guided by Eriksen’s first-person narration, viewers will be transported from the North Pacific to war-torn Kuwait, down the Mississippi River, and back again as the raft’s origins are revealed and a movement is born. (29 minutes)
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya. (20 minutes)
In 2013, Texas-based SWN Resources arrived in New Brunswick to explore for natural gas. In response, a multicultural group of unlikely warriors–including members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families–set up a series of road blockades, preventing exploration. After months of resistance, their efforts not only halted drilling; they elected a new government and won an indefinite moratorium on fracking in the province. Watch the trailer here. (22 minutes)
What Does It Take?
What does it take to create change in this world and safeguard the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution? (2 minutes)