Join us for the Life’s Too Short Environmental Film Festival
Six short films about ordinary people saving extraordinary places
- September 21 – 7:00 pm – Palm Theatre
- A benefit for Ecologistics, Inc. and the SLO International Film Festival
- Admission: Your donation
Filmmaker: Logan Bockrath
Ken Brower, son of David Brower, revisits the Yampa and Green Rivers to reflect on his father’s work to save them from proposed dams and to relive their 1952 river trip.
Dredging up a Solution
Filmmaker: John Antonelli, Mill Valley Film Group
Howard Wood, an amateur diver, restored the marine ecosystem in Lamlash Bay by establishing the first community-developed Marine Protected Area in Scotland. Narrated by Robert Redford.
Produced by Wahoo Films
Join three intrepid women, from ages 65 to 80, as they hike more than 50 miles following a pronghorn migration path across the high desert. The Greater Hart-Sheldon Region on the Oregon-Nevada border is a wildlife stronghold in the sagebrush sea, and these women hope to keep it that way.
Q&A following the film with Marc R. Horney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rangeland Resources, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Marc has worked with pronghorn herds in Colorado, Oregon, and California. He will speak to local efforts to preserve wildlife corridors.
Kickass Katie Lee
Directed by: Beth Gage – Mountainfilm Board
The film celebrates 96-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and activist, Katie Lee. Abandoning Hollywood, she discovered her true passion: the Colorado River. When the Glen Canyon Dam was first proposed, she opposed it in her own special way.
One Woman Roadblock
Tom Dusenbery, Mill Valley Film Group
A former tribal chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her native community in defeating proposed gold and copper mines that would have destroyed Fish Lake—a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for her people.
Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy
Film by James Q. Martin and Chris Cresci
This beautiful film is a about the life, work, and passions of The North Face and Esprit co-founder Douglas Tompkins. Doug and his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc., have protected 2.2 million wilderness acres in Chile and Argentina, creating five national parks.
Q&A with Michael Jencks about Deep Ecology. Michael is a Board Member of Ecologistics, Inc., an adjunct instructor in the Natural Resource Management Department at Cal Poly, and an attorney for Biodiversity First!, Inc.