Moving the Giants

11 Minutes
Filmmakers: Michael Ramsey and Ted Wood

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In 1991, arborist David Milarch had a near-death experience that inspired a personal quest to reforest our planet. He would harvest the genetics of the world’s oldest trees, initiate tree-planting efforts to combat climate change, and help restore the planet’s health. Moving the Giants tells David’s story, as he helps California coastal redwoods migrate northward to survive climate changes that threaten their current habitat. His is one path to promote “treequestration,” a mass movement to use one of nature’s most prolific methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the amount of future climate change.

Screens on Sunday, October 23 during Block 8, which begins at 3:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Racing Extinction

95 Minutes
Filmmaker: Louie Psihoyos

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Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

Screens on Friday, October 21 during BLOCK 2, which begins at 6:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Thirty Million

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Filmmakers: Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor

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A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate, as its people are already at risk from rising seas. Filmmakers Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor were fueled by the urgency of the impending displacement of these people who did relatively little to contribute to a problem that may bring unprecedented human suffering.

Two Screenings!  Screens on Saturday, October 22 during BLOCK 4, which begins at 2:15 pm at the National Conservation Training Center.  Encore screening on Friday, Oct 28th during Block 11, which begins at 6:30 pm at Reynolds Hall.

Unacceptable Risk: Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change

12 Minutes
Filmmakers: Ted Wood and Daniel Glick

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The Story Group recorded the experiences of firefighters who are repeatedly responding to record-breaking wildfires. Human-caused climate changes are transforming Colorado’s fire environment, bringing higher temperatures, drier fuels, and diseases to forest. These climate impacts mix with other human pressures to create a volatile situation for firefighters and communities.

Screens on Sunday, October 23 during Block 7, which begins at 1:00 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus.

Bikes vs. Cars

88 min

Filmmaker: Fredrik Gertten

Bikes vs. Cars depicts a global crisis where climate is changing; resource depletion is real and cities are sprawling with more and more surface consumed by the car. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the auto industry invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In Bikes vs. Cars we meet activists who are fighting for better cities and who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing numbers of bicyclists being killed in traffic.

3:35 pm on Sunday at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies – Block 12


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