2018 FILM LINE-UP
Nature Reigns 3 min
Protected: A Wild and Scenic Rivers Portrait 12 min
A River’s Last Chance 67 min
Where the Wild Things Play 4 min
-Intermission 1 hour 15 min -
Youth Film— To Bee or Not to Bee 3 min
Youth Film— My Oregon 3 min
The Salmon Will Run 16 min
Fisher: Forgotten but Not Gone 8 min
Fire Film 4 min
Irreparable Harm 20 min
Water from the Mountain 16 min
A River's Last Chance
The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing , abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts , a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eel's recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both healthy rivers and communities.
Forgotten But Not Gone: The Pacific Fisher
For the past 20 years, conservation organizations have advocated for listing Pacific fisher under the Endangered Species Act. And as recently as 2015, U.S. Fish and Wildlife recommended federal protection for the population. But despite the emergence of new threats, in April of 2016, Fish and Wildlife reversed their decision. Forgotten But Not Gone takes you into a world of drugs and the timber industry as it pulls back the veil on this controversial decision not to list Pacific fisher under the Endangered Species Act- and what it means for the future of the Pacific Fisher .
More info: www.daysedge.com
Water From the Mountain
Follow the path of water from the rainforests of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest to the Coastal communities that rely on fresh water… and discover one of the world’s most amazing water treatment (eco)systems.
For more information or to find out what you can do, visit: https://www.neefusa.org/nature/water
The Salmon Will Run
This story of Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem tribe (Shasta region) and the journey to bring the salmon home. Though they are not a federally recognized tribe and are small in numbers, the Winnemem Wintu have made tremendous strides in achieving their mission. The film goes to the heart of the issue, showing what is at stake, and we all need to be involved.
Where the Wild Things Play
Get stoked! Friday night at the local watering hole and where are the ladies at? BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding single track, skiing backcountry lines and generally leaving the fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of women in today's outdoor world: badass.
Protected: A Wild & Scenic River Portrait
Follow river paddler, author, and conservationist Tim Palmer through the enchanting waters of Oregon's Wild Rivers Coast, which has the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the U.S. Tim and his wife Ann share the beauty of our beloved rivers and the significance of national Wild & Scenic Rivers program that protects waters across the country.
More info: www.freshwatersillustrated.org
Alice DiMicele, local singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player that seamlessly works jazz/blues phrasing and R&B and rock & roll rhythms into a broadened Folk/Roots/Americana sound she calls "Organic Acoustic Groove" and filmmaker, Aaron Moffat, are conservation champions, as their art is also a call-to-action with this beautiful creation.
Alice's activism roots run deep and she is a founder and member of the board of directors of Grandmothers Empowerment Project which supports Native American elders with housing stipends in Southern Oregon among various other groups and causes that Alice is passionate about supporting.
More info: https://alicedimicele.com
Official Video-Nature Reigns:
The Tlingit people have called the vibrant coastline of Southeast Alaska home for over 10,000 years, and continue to practice a way of life intimately tied to the ocean and the largest remaining temperate rainforest on earth. Now, contamination from industrial mining is threatening the safety of the wild food sources that make Alaska so unique.
Irreparable Harm gives powerful voices to the Alaska Native communities and conservation groups standing up to protect the cultural and ecological values that make this magnificent marine ecosystem an irreplaceable treasure.
KS Wild presents:
Filmmaker Dean Hawn debuts his short film about fire in our region of the Siskiyou mountains at the 16th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest. Fire expert, Rich Fairbanks, who has over 40 years of experience in Wildfire Management talks about how past fire suppression have brought us to where we are today and solutions for tomorrow.