Conservation:

SCREENING DATES, TIMES & VENUES

An Unexpected Recovery

Directed by: Spencer Bruttig

An Unexpected Recovery

A field biologist journeys deep into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to figure out why the indigenous Mountain Yellow Legged Frog is disappearing. In an age of worldwide environmental change, why is such a small animal worth saving?

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Runtime: 00:07:45

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater

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Gwala Rising

Directed by: Stephani Gordon

Gwala Rising

Gwala Rising in the Bwanabwana Islands depicts the revitalization of traditional conservation practices in the islands of Papua New Guinea. The community of Anagusa Island is combating the effects of climate change and protecting the coral reefs they rely on using gwala: the traditional practice of setting aside a reef or forest area to allow the ecosystem to recover. Gwala is helping the community of Anagusa Island prosper – empowering men and women with improved access to food and livelihoods.

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Runtime: 00:13:05

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theater: ACC Theater

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Mapping the Amazon

Directed by: Gabriel Diamond

Mapping the Amazon

The challenge to stop deforestation in the Amazon has become a fight between development and conservation. Carlos Souza and Beto Verissimo have created a unique model of deforestation monitoring aimed at incentivizing ranchers and agricultural producers to find sustainable alternatives.

Runtime: 00:02:53

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theater: ACC Theater

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Meet the Real Wolf

Directed by: Thomas Winston

Meet the Real Wolf

What happens when fairy tales and reality collide? Throughout history, myths about the “big bad wolf” have generated fear and concern that creeps out of our storybooks and into the real world. By the 1950’s, wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction in the lower forty-eight and more was lost than just the wolf. Meet The Real Wolf, introduces a new chapter where the ape

Runtime: 00:02:30

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater

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Refuge

Directed by: Katie Falkenberg

Refuge

Decades ago, poachers would set off explosives in the cool waters of this pool on a North Umpqua River tributary, killing steelhead by the dozens. That was before Lee Spencer, and his beloved dog, settled in to watch over the wild steelhead.

Runtime: 00:06:00

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater

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Shadow of a Drought- Southern California

Directed by: Bill Wisneski

Shadow of a Drought- Southern California

While California recovers from the worst drought in state history, a myriad of impacts resulting from climate change threaten Southern California’s imported water supply. As a shadow of drought hangs over the region, this documentary explores the dire consequences of inaction that lie ahead.

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Runtime: 00:42:00

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater

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Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)

Directed by: Mark Knight

Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)

Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴).

The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

Runtime: 00:06:05

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater

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Tainted Love

Directed by: Eleanor Paish

Tainted Love

Tainted Love is a short documentary about the cultural significance of birds in Indonesia, and the devastating consequences that it has on wild populations.

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Running Time: 00:13:08

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theater: ACC Theater

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Oceanic Aliens

Directed By: Mike Johnson

Oceanic Aliens

Oceanic Aliens is an internationally award winning short documentary that explores one aspect of how little we truly know about planet earth. More is known about outer space than our very own oceans. This short documentary illustrates just one example of a little known class of marine species and their amazing attributes.

Running time: 00:06:11

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theater: ACC Theater

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NON-SCREENING OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Murder on the Reef

Directed by: Allen Dobrovolsky

Murder on the Reef

An objective documentary about the Great Barrier Reef and current port expansion projects, which are adding to the decline of the Reefs health. In the film we are asking a question whether the Australian economy can flourish alongside its beautiful r

Night Light

Directed by: Jane Suarez

Night Light

A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.

Our Wild

Directed by: Benjamin S. Kraushaar

Our Wild

Public lands define us as Americans, but this unique birthright is not free from the perils of toxic politics, insatiable greed and destructive developments. Luckily, a new generation of public land warriors and scientists are diligently fighting to understand and conserve our American heritage. Our Wild is a short film that showcases the hard work of three fly fishing obsessed biologists who are dead set on better understanding mule deer migrations in Wyoming. When this trio of inspiring women are not collecting data across diverse and rugged landscapes, they can be found tenaciously chasing hungry trout and wading the waters of Wyoming’s wild public lands.

Saving the Dark

Directed by: Sriram Murali

Saving the Dark

What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution.

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The Need To GROW

Directed by: Rob Herring

The Need To GROW

The Need To GROW is a feature documentary following underdog leaders of decentralized solutions and cutting edge technologies to fix our broken food system and regenerate our planet’s dying soils.

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The Trouble with Wolves

Directed by: Collin Monda

The Trouble with Wolves

Death threats, court battles, and an iconic endangered species in middle, The Trouble With Wolves takes an up close look at the most heated and controversial wildlife conservation debate of our time. The film aims to find out whether coexistence is r

ZAN

Directed by: Rick Grehan

ZAN

What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution.

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