2023 Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival

19apr6:00 pm9:00 pm2023 Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival

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JOIN US for the 3rd Annual Monadnock Earth Day Film Fest, FREE! Running Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22nd, we are very excited to bring you award-winning and nationally recognized films that celebrate this wondrous planet we share! We offer both in-person and virtual offerings. FREE EVENT! Registration required: https://monadnock2023earthdayfestival.eventive.org/welcome Monadnock Earth Day Film Fest Schedule: SPECIAL EVENTS: Wednesday, April 19, 6:30pm - “When Rivers Return”, and “The Comeback” VIRTUAL EVENT. Two, short-format documentaries — will be introduced by Charles DeCurtis, NH Freshwater Manager, The Nature Conservancy (producers of When Rivers Return). Joshua Royte, Senior Conservation Scientist, Maine, The Nature Conservancy join DeCurtis and Amanda Littleton, Cheshire Co. Conservation District, to discuss how the film connects with efforts in New Hampshire to improve and protect key freshwater systems such as the Ashuelot Rivershed, following the films. Directed by Francisco E. Campos-Lopez 7 mins, 1.5 mins, 2021 Thursday, April 20, 6pm —- “Delmarva and the Ground for Change”, IN PERSON, Drennan Auditorium, Keene State College - Discussion afterward will focus on how farmers and business owners employ sustainable practices to mitigate climate change and how advocates work to support them. Panel discussion moderated by Sasha Davis, Dept. Chair, Environmental Studies will follow screening. Panelists include film director, Karrah Kwasnik, farmers Jenny Wooster of Picadilly Farm and Jack Rixey of Dog Days Farm (Tracie’s), business owner, Sam Temple of Fire Dog Breads, and advocates Jen Risley of AMIBA and The Local Crowd Monadnock, and Julie Davenson of NOFA-NH. Directed by Karrah Kwasnik 1hr 29 mins, 2021 Friday, April 21, 6pm — “Eat Up”, VIRTUAL EVENT. Join Eliza Novick of Boston’s Shah Foundation (featured in the film) and director and film producer, Fiona Turner, for a conversation about how to effectively overcome regulations and corporate interests to get local food into school cafeterias. Roundtable discussion led by Dr. Becky Dunn, Professor of Nutrition Education, Franklin Pierce University and Roe-Ann Tasoulas, MFCC director. Directed and produced by Fiona Turner 1 hr, 21 mins, 2020 Other Feature-Length films: IJA layman flyer.jpeg Inhabitants - banner.jpeg dambusters flyer.jpeg ”I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice”: Chronicles the injustices of the US Department of Agriculture, also known as "The Last Plantation", and the lived experience of nine Black farmers who chose to fight against discrimination to keep their farms. 2021, 59 mins Directed by Shoun Hill ”Inhabitants”: INHABITANTS follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices in response to drought brought by climate change. Co-directed by Anna Palmer and Costa Boutsikaris. Produced by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. 2021, 1hr. 16 min ”Dambusters”: Who are the most inspiring individuals working tirelessly to restore rivers in Europe? We call them the “DamBusters”. Pao Fernández Garrido from the Dam Removal Europe coalition is on a mission: to see their work at their local rivers and share these exciting stories to inspire more river restorations. DAMBUSTERS follows Pao’s journey through native Spain, France, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. The most iconic river freeing cases so far, ready to impress you. Directed by Francisco Campos-Lopez Benyunes 2022, 71 mins REGISTER NOW Short-format: “Connected: Champlain/Adirondack Biosphere” is a film that celebrates partners working to build a more sustainable future for communities across the Champlain Basin and the Adirondack Mountains. The film was directed by Lia Nydes and produced in partnership with the National Park Service and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University 8mins 28 seconds ”To The Surface”: Like most things, Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the RI seafood industry. Tyler Murgo grew up seeing his family harvest seafood from wild places. As everything falls apart, it feels urgent to capture the wisdom and perspectives of local fishermen during this historical moment. Some close to home, with Tyler’s brother Kenny Murgo, and others who have been fighting for change in RI for years like Jason Jarvis. Directed by Gnarly Bay, Aaron Schurman, Dana Saint, Dan Riordan 2020, 8 mins ”Counter Mapping”: In this beautiful film, we meet Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni elder, farmer, and director of the Zuni Heritage Center who works with Zuni artists and farmers to provide an alternative way to understand and create maps which offer an indigenous voice and perspective rooted in place. Directed by Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee 2020, 8 mins ”The Seeds are Our Children” The Hopi Tribe has had permanent settlements in their traditional homeland for thousands of years. Their ancient culture is rooted in a deep respect for farming with nature. Hopi farmer, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, has embarked on a life-long journey to gain recognition for traditional techniques by bringing together modern science and Indigenous ways of knowing. As drought continues to worsen in the southwest, Michael is dedicated to educating the public about dry land farming and the resilience of Hopi agriculture. 2021, 12 mins Directed by Anna Palmer and Costa Boutsikaris The Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival is produced by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, MONIFF, and the Monadnock Food Coop.



April 19, 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-11:00)


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