One Earth Film Festival

Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 at 11:00am

Online
Oak Park, IL 60301

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The Midwest's Premier Environmental Film Festival.

If you love movies and you care about your health, your community and our magnificent planet we call home, join us for the 10th anniversary season of the One Earth Film Festival.

Schedule:

11:00am: Here We Are (Ages 3 to 10+)

Philip Hunt/2020/36 min/Family, Advocacy, Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: “Here We Are” is about a precocious 7-year-old who, over the course of Earth Day, learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents and from a mysterious exhibit at the aptly titled Museum of Everything. Based on the best-selling book by Oliver Jeffers.

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3:00pm: Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways

Sanjay Rawal/2020/83 min/Food & Agriculture, Historical Perspectives, People & Cultures, Social Justice

FILM DESCRIPTION: “Gather” is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. “Gather” follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an Indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river.

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6:30pm: Flint: Who Can You Trust?

Anthony Baxter/2020/119 min/Social Justice, Water, People & Cultures, Health

FILM DESCRIPTION: Filmed over 5 years and long after the story was front page news, “Flint: Who Can You Trust?” is full of new twists and turns. Journalist/filmmaker Anthony Baxter goes beyond the headlines in Flint, Michigan, where a government poisoned its own citizens’ water supply, to show the complete breakdown of authority, public trust and faith in the truth itself. “Flint” is a powerful investigation of the breathtaking scope of toxic pseudo-science, celebrity activism, and official negligence. The film reveals the devastating impact on poor people and people of color, which make up the majority of the residents in Flint, as they continue to seek justice and clean water. Featuring Marc Ruffalo and narrated by Alec Baldwin. Produced by Richard Phinney and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.

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