Glen Canyon NHA will host 7 films promoting appreciation and awareness of our shared natural resources with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival - a free film festival at the Crescent Moon Theater. Enjoy an evening of enlightening films and support public lands with a fundraising raffle featuring prizes from spectacular donors and sponsors. An official program of Amazing Earthfest! running May 13-19, 2018. For a list of other interesting events, visit AmazingEarthfest.com
About Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by SYRCL. Since 1983, our growing community protects and restore the rivers of our home watershed from source to sea.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts our work into the broader environmental and social context. It reminds us that we’re participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world.
- Canis Lupis Colorado - Ghosts are stirring in Colorado's high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals - the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado's now extinct native wolf population. Now we're at a tipping point: the emerging west, the future of our public wildlands, and the health of vast ecosystems are all at stake. And the choice is up to us.
- Nobody Dies in Longbearyen - "They say that when you're hit by the polar bug, you never leave." Don't say we didn't warn you. Nobody dies in Longyearbyen, or so goes the rumor. We went to the northernmost city in the world to find out why, and stumbled into the first act of a science fiction flick about something deadly, long buried in the permafrost.
- 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.
- Wildlife and the Wall - Filmmaker Ben Masters (Unbranded) goes into the heart of the Big Bend, the last true wilderness in the state of Texas, to consider what effects building a border wall might have on wildlife dispersals, migratory corridors, and access to the Rio Grande, the only water source in a harsh desert environment.
- One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts - Director Peter Bycks short filmOne Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts tells the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer, whilst breathing new life into a community left behind and forgotten due to, as Will says, the industrialization of agriculture.
- Growing Change - Jim Cochran arrived at work before dawn. He walked out into the strawberry fields. As the sun rose and light hit the field, he began to smell chemicals. His eyes watered. His head spun. He started to shake. He had just walked into a field that had been sprayed with pesticides. From this experience, Jim Cochran helped invent the organic strawberry industry. After pioneering and profiting from a healthier crop, he turned his attention to the health of his workers.
- Straws - Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets, finding their way to oceans. Actor/Director Tim Robbins narrates the history and story of Straws - and marine researchers, citizen activists, and business owners discuss how it's possible to make a sea of change, one straw at a time.