Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

79 Minutes
Filmmaker: Matt D’Avella

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Examines the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker. This film will give you motivation to curb the materialistic life-style.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 7, which begins at 7:00 PM in Reynolds Hall.

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Melting Stars

15 Minutes
Filmmaker: Kate Green
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An investigation of The Sea Star Wasting disease which has resulted in one of the most catastrophic species die-offs in recorded history, impacting sea stars from Alaska to Mexico.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 4, which begins at 1:30 PM at Reynolds Hall.

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Mass Extinction No. 6

4 Minutes
Filmmaker: Daniel Azarian
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Stop-motion animation video that uses a playful diorama vibe to dramatize the very real assault on the earth’s environment.  Original song by Whisperado!

Screening Sunday, October 15th in Block 13, which begins at 5:00 PM at the National Conservation Training Center.

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Love of Place

9 Minutes
Filmmaker: Brian Olliver
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When an invasive plant species threatens to take over a beautiful desert river, an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill it.

Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 11 which begins at 3:00 PM at the National Conservation Training Center.

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Lost in Light II

2 Minutes
Filmmaker:  Sriram Murali

Depicts how light pollution affects night skies using one of the most prominent constellations—Orion.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 3, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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Los Osos Anteojos (The Spectacled Bears)

 Student Film
7 Minutes

Filmmaker: Kristen Heard
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Highlights the conservation efforts by the Spectacled Bear Conservation Society in Batan Grande, Peru.

Screens on Sunday, October 15th in Block 9, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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Kokota: The Islet of Hope

29 Minutes
Filmmaker: Craig Norris 

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Set on a small East African Islet, this short introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 4, which begins at 1:30 PM at Reynolds Hall.

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Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water

26 Minutes
Filmmakers: Sam Sheline, Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Kent Wagner
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More than 6 million people live in the Potomac Watershed. Some of the very infrastructure that supports their modern lifestyles is poisoning the Potomac.  This film follows the Riverkeepers whose mission is to protect clean water for drinking, swimming, and boating.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 8
which begins at 7:30 PM at the Frank Center AND on Sunday, Block 19 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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In the Hills and Hollows

55 Minutes
Filmmaker: Keely Kernan

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Due to a shift in market demand and the development of technology to access the Marcellus Shale formation, a massive natural gas boom has swept through rural communities in the northern part of West Virginia.  Investigates the booming fracking industry’s environmental impacts on the people of WV.

Filmmakers of In the Hills and Hollows, Keely Kernan and Larry Cumbo, will join us!

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 8, which begins at 7:30 PM at the Frank Center.

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In Pursuit of Silence

81 Minutes
Filmmaker: Patrick Shen

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In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

Screens on Saturday, October 14th in Block 3, which begins at 1:00 PM at the Frank Center.

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