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Wild & Scenic Film Fest on November 8th!

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wild and scenic ffRogue Riverkeeper and SOU's Outdoor Adventure Leadership program are hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Fest on November 8th in Ashland. So buy your ticket today, and come enjoy a slew of beautiful films while and win raffle prizes while supporting our work for clean water.

Friday, November 8th, doors open at 5:30pm, films from 6pm to 9pm
Meese Auditorium at SOU's Center for Visual Arts (next to the Schneider Museum of Art) at 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard

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 join us to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

Film List:

Of Souls + Water - The Shapeshifter (USA) Skip Armstrong

On the massive waves of Canada’s great rivers, the Shapeshifter conjures his magic, transforming from a charming rogue to a wild creature in flight. (6min)

Chasing Water (USA) Pete McBride

Traversing 1500 miles and draining 7 states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the southwest and is one of the most loved and litigated rivers in the world. Photographer Pete McBride takes an intimate look at the watershed from its source to the sea.  (18min)

Seasons: Fall (USA) Skip Armstrong, Ryan Bailey

Deep canyons with steep, spring fed creeks, make White Salmon, Washington a paddling paradise and a source for local paddler Kate Wagner’s soul-sessions. (4min)

Dark Side of the Lens (Ireland) Mickey Smith

Dark Side of the Lens is one man’s personal and heartfelt account of life as an ocean based photographer. This short film takes you on an eerie, stunning and moving journey amongst the epic oceanic grandeur of Ireland’s west coast.  (6min)

Dancing Salmon Home (USA) Will Doolittle

The Winnemem Wintu people of the McCloud River maintain their salmon ceremonies, despite hardship and loss from the construction of Shasta Dam in 1945. Now tribal members travel to New Zealand to meet their surviving salmon relatives for the first time in generations. (15min)

Unicorn Sashimi (USA) Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Nick Waggoner

Mind numbing amounts of snow fall on Japan’s northern most island, providing intrepid skiers and snowboarders an incredible playground to explore.  “With the rounding of each turn, in the snow encrusted silver birch groves, we were positive that we were in the company of unicorns”. (6min)

Yukon Kings (USA) Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup’ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children. (7min)

Unnatural Disaster: The Effects of West Coast Gas Export (USA) Trip Jennings

Rogue Riverkeeper and award winning filmmaker Trip Jennings partner to document the threats and hazards of a current 235-mile liquified natural gas pipeline proposal through southern Oregon. Join us as we explore the effects this dangerous project would have on our environment, local landowners and our pocket books. (6min)

Song of the Spindle (USA) Drew Christie

In this animation, a man and a sperm whale have a conversation about who is smarter. Each one lists various upsides and downsides of human and cetacean brains, but eventually come to an understanding. (4min)

Seasons: Winter (USA) Skip Armstrong, Ryan Bailey

Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new found love for water in its frozen and expanded form.  (4min)

Streams of Consequence (USA) James “Q” Martin, Chris Kasar

In April of 2011, ‘Q’ traveled to Chile and landed in the thick of some of the largest anti-dam protests the country has ever seen. After 9 weeks traveling the country and talking with gauchos, scientists, activists and the public the question remains, how does Chile resist these large-scale dam projects and move towards a promising, renewable energy future. (25min)

Last Light (USA) Nick Waggoner, Ben Sturgelewski

There is an undeniable magic in alpenglow - the final seconds of a day’s light that give mountains impossible life before falling into shadow. In the spring hours of Haines, Alaska, light is as bountiful as snow.  But in order to capture the best of both, you must live all day in the midst of them, ready to drop in when your line is made magic in the last of the light. (6min)

Huck (USA) Andy Maser

Waterfall kayaking is constantly glorified and frequently misunderstood by all but the small group of kayakers who make waterfalls their life. Evan Garcia explores what it means to kayak off of big waterfalls-considering both the risks and rewards of a life driven by freefall.  (6min)

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Oregon (USA) WITNESS, Our Children’s Trust and the iMatter Campaign

Meet Kelsey Juliana, a 16-year old artist and enthusiast who takes us on a beautiful journey from the crest of the Cascades to Oregon’s rugged coastline showing us how the invaluable water resources, forests and oceans and coastal communities of the Pacific Northwest are already being impacted by our warming world. (9min)

Of Souls + Water - The Mother (USA) Skip Armstrong

The life of a woman – her life, her dreams, her legacy – painted on the canvas of still waters in deep of_souls_water (6min)


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