Wild and Scenic film fest at Crosby Center

Oct 30, 2018
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Belfast — Midcoast Conservancy will host an engaging and informative afternoon of environmentally themed films Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St. The screening will run from 3 to 5 p.m.

Based on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival model developed by the South Yuba River Citizens League, the event is designed to leave attendees feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference. The films showcase how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity and climate change; to the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters.

The nine-film lineup includes “Water Warriors,” which features an unlikely partnership of members of the Mi’kmaq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families to resist a natural gas drilling project in New Brunswick, Canada; and “Biomimicry,” featuring the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges.

Attendees are invited to stay after the showing to discuss the films and enjoy Sierra Nevada beer or Barefoot wine. Tickets are $10, $7 for students. All proceeds go to support Midcoast Conservancy’s work protecting healthy lands, waters and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure and learning.

Local sponsors for the event include The Green Store, ReVision Energy, Coyote Moon and Cold Mountain Builders. National sponsors include Patagonia, Klean Kanteen, Clif Bars, Peak Design, Orion Magazine, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Sierra Nevada and Earth Justice.

To check out the film lineup, and to buy tickets, visit midcoastconservancy.org. For more information on the event, email news@midcoastconservancy.org or call 389-5150.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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