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2014 Trailer

Want to get excited about the 2014 American Conservation Film Festival?  Check out our NEW TRAILER by ACFF Alum, Joey Diaz!  Feel free to share it with friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you in Shepherdstown October 30th – November 2nd!

American Conservation Film Festival Trailer from American Conservation on Vimeo.

A Penguin’s Life in the City

2014 FESTIVAL
3 min.
Filmmakers:  James Sherwood, Danielle Ryan
A colony of just under 70 pairs of little penguins are struggling to survive in the big city around Sydney’s northern beaches in Australia. They are the state of New South Wale’s last mainland colony of little penguins.
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Aerial America: Wilderness

2014 FESTIVAL
51 min.
Filmmaker:  Smithsonian Channel
See the wild places that fueled artists, inspired presidents, and started movements.  An aerial tour reveals America’s most breathtaking natural landscapes protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964.
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America’s Amazon

2014 FESTIVAL
58 min.
Filmmakers:  Ben Raines, Lynn Rabren
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the most bio-diverse area in North America. This film provides a visually stunning look at the region, covering everything from the ancient climactic forces that shaped its evolution to its remarkable biological richness to current issues putting increased pressure on its fragile ecosystems.
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America’s Wilderness: Dinosaurs in the Desert: Petrified Forest Wilderness

2014 FESTIVAL
5 min.
Filmmaker:  Erin Finicane
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives.
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America’s Wilderness: North Cascades Wilderness – Experience the Awesome

2014 FESTIVAL
5 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives.
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America’s Wilderness: We Remember – A History of the Saguero

2014 FESTIVAL
5 min.
Filmmaker:  Erin Finicane
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives.
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Big Men

2014 FESTIVAL
99 min.
Filmmaker:  Rachel Boynton
Big Men takes us on a journey deep into the African oil industry in Nigeria and Ghana, delivering an exposé on the ambition, corruption and greed of oil companies. This film profiles citizens of Ghana and Nigeria whose lives are held hostage as corporations try to maximize profits and exploit the natural resources.
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Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

2014 FESTIVAL
52 min.
Filmmaker:  Charlotte Engel
North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Can they be stopped?
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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

2014 FESTIVAL
56 min.
Filmmaker:  Leah Mahan
This film follows the journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.
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