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Environmental Film Track

EXPLORING THE COMPLEX ISSUES FACING OUR PLANET THROUGH FILM

POISONING PARADISE

In Person: Teresa Tico, Producer
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Fri, Oct 6 | 3:30pm | Regal UA Horton
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Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population.

 

RIVERBLUE: CAN FASHION SAVE THE PLANET?

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Sat, Oct 7 | 1:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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Q&A following screening with Director Roger Williams

Do you know how dirty your jeans are? Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry.  

 

SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY

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Sat, Oct 7 | 4:30pm | ArcLight UTC
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Q&A following screening with filmmakers Eliana Alvarez Martinez and Leah Goudsmit

Walter Munk’s brilliant “failures” have done more for the planet than most men’s successes. His pursuit of daring exploration has changed the way we understand our Blue Planet and literally helped save western civilization. Now, Walter is on a mission to research the unique flying Devil Rays that bear his name. But something’s wrong. They’ve gone missing…

 

THE LAST ANIMALS

Sat, Oct 7 | 3:30pm | Regal UA Horton
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The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

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Fri, Oct 6 | 5:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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A informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE takes you around the world, showing you the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and some of the people fighting most creatively to prevent that waste.

 

We believe film can make a difference!

The San Diego International Film Festival presents the very best in independent filmmaking. Our curated track of environmental films explores the most pressing issues facing our planet today. See and hear from some of the bravest and committed filmmakers in the world as they help bring understanding and awareness to the environmental challenges we all face. We are grateful for the support and guidance of our Environmental Advisory Board.