Join Rogue Riverkeeper and the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program for the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

When: Sunday, November 9th, 2014. Happy Hour from 5 – 6pm. Films from 6 – 9pm.

Where: The Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 401 S. Mountain St., Ashland, OR

Enjoy 7 different films that are sure to engage, inspire and entertain! Come early for happy hour with beer, food and a chance to see what Rogue Riverkeeper and other groups are doing for the health and well being of the Rogue Valley.

Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild and Scenic films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Come enjoy award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

Guest speaker this year will be author and photographer Tim Palmer who will give a slide show of his amazing photos of rivers in Oregon and around the country. So come enjoy a slew of beautiful films and win raffle prizes while supporting work for clean water. Space is limited.

 

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Film Line up includes:

THE HIDDEN RIVERS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA – Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk, USA. 10 min.

Southern Appalachia is a little-known hotspot for aquatic life and is home to some wildly diverse fish, mussels, salamanders, crayfish and other critters. Hidden Rivers takes an immersive look at the little known creatures of these waters, their striking beauty and extreme vulnerability.

 

FALL RUN – Todd Moen, USA. 15 min.

“Fall Run” is the ultimate Pacific Northwest steelhead adventure. This is the true story every angler dreams about retelling around the campfire forever.

 

MOMENTA – Andy Miller, Robin Moore, Jeremy Jones, Chris Steinkamp, Ed Lewis, Eric Wallis, USA. 40 min

This is a story about the west, known for its forward-thinking innovation, being caught in the crosshairs of an American paradox. Old innovation vs. new. The Pacific Northwest is at a crossroads – do we go the way of dirty coal, or do we say ‘NO!’? The choice is clear: It’s time to embrace innovation, move away from fossil fuels, and ignite the clean energy economy.

 

UNNATURAL DISASTER – Rogue Riverkeeper, USA. 6 min

A liquefied natural gas pipeline and terminal proposal for southern Oregon threatens rivers, streams, forests, gas rates, private property and our climate. Learn about the project, its threats and the people who are working to stop it from happening.

 

INTERMISSION – 15 min.

 

PARAMOS: WATER FOR LIFE – John Martin, Columbia/USA. 8 min

At 2,640 meters, Bogota, Colombia’s capital, is home to more than eight million people who depend on the surrounding mountains for their water. Here one finds the paramos, a stunning landscape that’s part of a natural machine that has sustained Bogota for centuries.

 

WALK ON WATER – Andy Maser, USA. 13 min.

Having been paralyzed from the waist down in a ski accident, Greg Mallory finds new life through whitewater kayaking. Greg’s story is a celebration of the spirit that lives within each of us–pushing us to explore, live and thrive despite all odds.

 

NORTH OF THE SUN (NORD DE SOLA) – Inge Wegge, J, Norway. 46 min.

Inge Wegge (25) and Jorn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. This is their beautiful story of self sufficiency, survival, solitude, surfing and serendipity.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Tonight

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