Join the Creston Valley Branch of Wildsight for the 5th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival, an evening of outdoor adventure, at the at Prince Charles Secondary School Auditorium on Sat. Feb. 2, 2019. Shows start at 7:00 pm. Door prizes include two one-hundred dollar gift certificates from Mountain Equipment Co-op in Kelowna, a Kleen Kanteen, cliff bars, and re-usable carrying bags.
The ten films of varying lengths feature stunning cinematography, exotic adventure, and some frontline activism. There is something in nature for everyone. Information tables concerning outdoor recreation opportunities will be included in the auditorium. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival visits over 150 locations on its North American tour, entertaining and inspiring film-viewers to make the world a better place.
Check out the Wild and Scenic website for more information.
Get your tickets here. If you’re a member, you’ll receive an email with a special link to buy discounted member tickets.
Wildsight members: on-line $16.00, at door $18.00
Non-members: on-line $18.00, at door $20.00.
$10.00 admission with new Wildsight life-time membership ($20.00)
19 and under no charge.
See you at the movies!
Here is the line-up of films:
We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets, start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, B.C.
2. 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. The aerials featured in the film do great justice to the stark beauty of the arctic landscape.
3. The Curve of Time
Due to climate change, ski seasons will be markedly shorter by 2050. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. Professional skiers Greg Hill and Chris Rubens peer into the future and have a conversation with their future selves, contemplating the sobering forecast and the impact their thirst for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. With an eye on the clock, they launch themselves into an experiment: can they each remain committed skiers while significantly reducing their carbon footprints?
4. Sky Migrations
Each fall, our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of back country scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.
5. My Irnik
A young father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral Inuit heritage.
6. Lost in Light
Lost in Light is a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.
7. Blind Sushi
The film tell the story of a blind travel writer who goes foraging and diving with the world’s first sustainable sushi chef, in search of enlightenment and a new way to see the world.
8. Think Like a Scientist-The Gorongosa
This is the story of Greg Carr and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in Mozambique. The film also features Princeton biologist Rob Pringle, who does research in the park.
9. Chasing Wild: Journey into the Sacred Headwaters
Three friends set off on a 400km bikepacking and packraft expedition – pedaling through vast boreal forest, paddling frigid whitewater, battling monster trout, outrunning a grizzly – through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia, birthplace of three critical salmon rivers, and home to the Tahltan people. In the wake of the devastating Mount Polley Mine disaster, the team’s goal is to understand what is at stake as a wave of new mines are developed across this remote corner of the province.
10. Tenkara Kid
This film hearkens back to the time in our youth when fishing gear was easily carried in one hand, when we measured our trips in steps, when each fish mattered and every species was relished. This film is a reminder to preserve these waters for the generations to come.