Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour 2018

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour in Reno again this year!

This year, we have found a new venue, the Whitney Peak Hotel! We will be screening our films on third floor of the hotel above the Cargo Concert Hall. This event is part of Artown, Reno’s month-long summer arts festival.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour is cultivated from South Yuba River Citizen League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We have chosen this unique line up of short films that combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities. Attendees can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

We will have a raffle and silent auction featuring a variety of prizes from local businesses.

Doors open @ 6pm. Films start @ 7pm. Event ends at 10 pm.

Tickets: $12 at door, $10 advance, $8 student

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*** If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact us at info@blackrockdesert.org ***

 

Film Line-up

national park service

(unofficial) History of the National Parks

Want to know the complete story of National Parks in under four minutes? It’s hard to do, but this snappy short gives it a good shot. The (unofficial) History of National Parks covers everything from their creation to the challenges they ensure and inadvertently create; and how they provide benefit to both individuals and society.

 

 

seeding our futureSeeding our Future

Sierra Harvest educates, inspires and connects families to fresh, local seasonal foods through farm to school education, training the next generation of farmers and supporting low income families in growing food at home. Their programs reach 96% of the K-8 students in Western Nevada County, CA. Prepare to get inspired by this regional model of food systems change.

 

 

brothers of climbingBrothers of Climbing

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.’” A small group of climbers began to challenge that thought. The Brothers of Climbing is a crew that’s making the climbing community more welcoming. Watch to see how they created a community where one wasn’t.

 

 

during the droughtDuring the Drought

A Kansas Farmer, Michael Thompson, regenerates his soils with no-till, cover-crops and Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing – giving his farm resilience during the severe 2011 and 2012 droughts.

 

 

 

KILLING GAMES: Wildlife In The Crosshairskilling games

On any given weekend, some of America’s most iconic wildlife are massacred in wildlife killing contests that ignore the critical role apex predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Project Coyote’s groundbreaking exposé Killing Games – Wildlife In The Crosshairs uncloaks this hidden war on wildlife, inspiring viewers to help end these brutal contests where wild animals become living targets.

 

 

letter to congressA Letter to Congress

Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

 

 

 

owyhee

Owyhee Canyonlands – Eastern Oregon

Wild Owyhee

Tucked away in southeastern Oregon is a gem of a wilderness. For those in the know – ranchers and anglers, trail runners and climbers, hikers and campers who venture out here – it’s a place of beauty, solitude and ecological value. It’s also the largest conservation opportunity remaining in the lower 48 states – and it’s at risk.

 

 

 

imaginationImagination: Tom Wallisch

We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

 

 

RupununiRupununi: Fight for El Dorado

In the late 15th century, Sir Walter Raleigh set out on an ill-fated quest for El Dorado, the lost city of gold. Today, biologists are uncovering what the indigenous people of Guyana have known all along – that Rupununi is a place of untold riches, not only in minerals and oil, but in unrivaled biodiversity. Thanks to well-orchestrated efforts from indigenous communities and conservation biologists like Dr. Lesley De Souza, the Rupununi has the potential to become Guyana’s largest protected area (3 million acres). See this incredible landscape through the eyes of Macushi elders as they fight to protect the forests, rivers and seasonally flooded wetlands from unchecked development and habitat destruction.

 

Nobody dies in LongyearbyenNobody Dies in Longyearbyen

“They say that when you’re hit by the polar bug, you never leave.” Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Nobody dies in Longyearbyen, or so goes the rumor. We went to the northernmost city in the world to find out why, and stumbled into the first act of a science fiction flick about something deadly, long buried in the permafrost.

 

 

desolationReturn from Desolation

For Garrett Eaton, a remote and rugged section of the Green River called Desolation Canyon is more than a river; it is a place that brought him back from the brink to reclaim a life he almost lost. At his core, Garrett is a river guide, but his story doesn’t start here. Returning to the wild rivers and canyonlands of his youth, Garrett found true freedom. With each pull of the oars, Garrett reclaimed his faith, his sobriety and most importantly — his family.

 

 

lightLife Coach

When conditions became unfavorable for a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Alex Honnold turns the camera on Renan Ozturk for a strangely beautiful discussion about life’s big questions.

 

 

 

lost in lightLost in Light

Lost in Light is a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.

 

 

 

 wolfCanis Lupus Colorado

Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. Now we’re at a tipping point: the emerging west, the future of our public wildlands, and the health of vast ecosystems are all at stake. And the choice is up to us.

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