The 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming to Collinsville, CT on November 2nd, 2019!
The Farmington River Watershed Association (FRWA) would like to invite you to our Wild & Scenic Film Festival right near the Farmington River in the historic Town Hall Auditorium in the center of Collinsville, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The curated collection of 7 documentaries span the topics of Wild and Scenic rivers, fly fishing, biodiversity, pollinators, land preservation, and more. It will be a fun and illuminating evening with guest speakers, light refreshments, a raffle, and door prizes!
Your Rivers Need You Filmmaker Jim Pattiz
The Red River in Kentucky was slated to be dammed in the early 60s and young landowner Joe Bowen supported it. He even gave the speech in favor of the dam against Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the Sierra Club. Not anymore. “In 75 years of living, I’ve changed my attitude about this wild river. The river is ours. So if it’s ours, then it’s also our responsibility. I want my great-grandchildren to see what I have seen.” In 1993, the Red River received Wild & Scenic River Designation.
March of the Newts Filmmaker Jeremy Monroe
Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection… and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from an emerging disease.
Clay Bolt Filmmaker Chema Domenech
Clay Bolt is a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund and has been featured in prominent magazines such as National Geographic. Affectionately referred to as the bug guy, Clay explains how and why he focuses on 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger.
Aiden’s Butterflies Filmmaker Lindsey Kayman
Meet 11-year-old Aiden Wang, who has been growing milkweed and harboring and releasing monarch butterflies since he was 6 years old. We join Aiden in a journey ranging from nature preserves to city streets as he meets new friends and asks us all to help preserve the endangered, beautiful monarch butterfly with its dependence on the diminishing supply of milkweed.
Biomimicry Filmmaker Leila Conners
Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.
—Intermission & raffle drawings —
Carpe Diem Filmmaker Jake Gigliotti
In a city full of people trying to catch a break, one lucky man hooks into an unexpected dream that becomes the role of a lifetime, reminding him to seize each new day as a chance to do what he loves.
Run Wild Run Free: 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers Filmmaker Shane Anderson
The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson and has saved hundreds of America’s iconic rivers and streams from dams, over-development, and natural resource extraction. Run Wild Run Free tells the history and present day impacts of the Act told by experts, grassroots organizers, whitewater enthusiasts, and members of the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho. Today, in a polarized political climate, new designations and river protections have stalled even though there is no time in history more important than now to protect our freshwater ecosystems.
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