Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Pennsylvania Resources Council is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by South Yuba River Citizens League for the 6th consecutive year! This online, virtual event features a series of thought-provoking and breathtaking local, national and global short films exploring the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters, food systems, climate change, biodiversity, litter prevention, and much more. These films allow Pennsylvanians to witness how individuals and communities around the world are taking action, with the hope that they will become inspired to take action in their own communities. 

Along with the films, we’ll share highlights of our work this year and ways for you to get involved, along with some fun and games to cap off PRC’s 80th anniversary year.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM EVENT

7 – 8:30 PM

 

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Ticket Details

Livestream event and interactive online chat begins on Thursday, October 15th at 7 PM EST.

Video-on-demand is available for all ticket holders from October 16 – October 20 at 7 PM. Interactive online chat is unavailable with this option.

Ticket Options

STUDENT – $10

Includes: Livestream access

A price to ensure accessibility for student environmentalist. *Students and/or educators must use school email to purchase.

FILM FAN – $20

Includes: Livestream access

A ticket ideal for individual film lovers and environmentalists!

BENEFACTOR – $50

Includes: Livestream access + 1 free PRC individual membership (new members only) + 1 chance to win $500 Amazon gift card

The benefactor ticket is a great way to increase your contribution and become a member of PRC. This package is perfect to cover the cost of 2-3 viewers.

SUPPORTER – $100

Includes: Livestream access + 1 free PRC individual membership (new members only) + 1 chance to win $500 Amazon gift card

Supporter status is the highest level of giving, covers multiple viewers or larger families, and includes extra chances to win the $500 Amazon gift card.

 

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Sponsorship

Want to sponsor the event? Click here: Sponsorship Opportunities – 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Please contact Carol Butler at [email protected] for more information.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Partial Film Lineup

Local Films

Saving Cherry Valley

Videography by Todd Leatherman; Produced by Kelly Proctor and Bill Rawlyk of the Open Space Institute | 2019

In September 2019, conservation partners celebrated the addition of over 4,300 acres to Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, protecting land for the bog turtle, migratory birds, the Appalachian Trail, and drinking water within the Delaware River Watershed.

 

The Air That We Breathe

WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh | Produced by Ash Warren and Iris Samson; Edited by Amy Grove | 2020

While the Pittsburgh region evolves into a magnet for tech, education and new business, its air quality remains stuck in the unhealthy past. This documentary short from WQED explores some of the reasons behind the city’s poor air quality rankings and introduces people working for change.

 

National Films

Every Nine Minutes

Hub Strategy & Communications, Oliver Hamilton | 2018

Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our ocean. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single-use, locally sourced plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.

 

Detroit Hives

Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg, Matthew Mikkelsen, Spruce Tone Films | 2019

East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. Detroit Hives explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

 

Sounds of Survival

Katie Garrett | 2018

Deep in the emerald cloud forests of Cusuco National Park of Honduras, scientists are on a quest to record the never-before-heard call of the endangered “exquisite spike-thumb frog” (Plectrohyla exquisita). What ensues is both a delightful portrait of the process of scientific discovery and an inspiring example of the power of sound as a tool for conservation.

 

Station 15

Kira Akerman | 2017

High school student and poet, Chasity Hunter, experienced intense flooding in her New Orleans neighborhood during both Hurricane Katrina and recent summer rainstorms. Inspired to find out how safe her city really is, she investigates its infrastructure and questions water experts, finding her own voice along the way.

 

(Re)Connecting Wild – Restoring Safe Passage

Jake Willers, Alyson Andreasen, NineCaribou Productions, LLC | 2019

This is the remarkable story of the decade-long effort by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and its partners to improve human safety by re-connecting a historic mule deer migration that crosses over both US-93 and I-80 in rural Elko County, Nevada. Witness the wildlife crossing structures along I-80 from construction to the restoration of safe passage for migratory mule deer to more than 1.5 million acres of summer and winter habitat.