One Earth Film Festival

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

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.


6:30pm: Dammed to Extinction

Michael Peterson and Steven Hawley/2019/51 min/Water, Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern, as salmon numbers plummet, the whales starve.

These important mammals need roughly a million salmon a year. Where can we find them? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away on the largest tributary to what once was the largest chinook producing river on earth.

This film will follow “Mermaids Against Plastic.”

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6:30pm: Mermaids Against Plastic

Sylvia Johnson/2020/10 min/Waste, Water, Health, Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: “Mermaids Against Plastic,” features two short films revealing the extent of the marine plastic pollution problem in the Mexican Caribbean. The films follow a scientist and a diver, both women, as they search for solutions to protect the ocean they love. The filmmakers hope to inspire local business owners, visiting tourists, and decision makers to reduce single-use plastic and instead adopt environmentally friendly options such as reusable water bottles and filling stations.

This film will precede “Dammed to Extinction.”

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