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Thursday, August 12, 2010

N3C's Jim Davis presents at NCI's “Hikes, Camera, Action!” Film Festival 9/3-5

Our friends at the North Cascades Institute are hosting the "Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival" at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake, Sept 3-5. Here's a short summary of the events. N3C's Executive Director Jim Davis will present our American Alps Legacy Project at the festival on Saturday evening! Here's more about the festival, from NCI...

“Hikes, Camera, Action!” brings together the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival and a weekend chock full of fun in the North Cascades September 3-5 at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake. Information and registration at http://www.ncascades.org/programs/seminars/course.html?workshop_id=1022
The centerpiece of the weekend is the nationally touring film festival showing several environmentally-themed movies on Friday and Saturday nights alongside presentations from local conservation groups. The movies explore issues including Northwest forests, climate change, sustainable agriculture, land preservation in the Flathead River watershed and wise land use planning. During the day, North Cascades Institute offers an array of outdoor activities, including a guided hike to Cutthroat Pass, paddling canoes on Diablo Lake and going on a Skagit Valley farm tour with a Learning Center chef.
Your weekend ticket also includes two nights in our guest lodges, delicious meals made from local and organic foods, access to Learning Center amenities, and naturalist-led learning adventures. A $20 commuter pass, good for dinner and a night of films, is also available for local residents and park visitors. 
Friday night
Ascending the Giants
Join tree lovers and climbers Brian and Will as they attempt to find Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce trees. Through their eyes, from both ground and canopy views, we discover the breathtaking beauty of these beautiful giants.
Generations
Going beyond charts and numbers, this new film humanizes the debate on climate change by exploring the delicate balance of winter and the intrinsic value of snow to people across generations and cultures.
Glynwood
A portrait of the Hudson Valley's agricultural beauty and potential, through the lens of a local non-profit that helps communities to save farming.
Division Street
Roads and cars have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in urban sprawl and challenged some of the bedrock values we once took for granted. But as the transportation crisis spirals out of control, a new generation of ecologists, engineers, city planners, and everyday citizens are transforming the future of the American road. Follow the filmmaker as he tours North America, highlighting sustainable road projects and wildlife corridors for the 21st century.
Conservation partners: Friends of the Forest and the Methow Conservancy
Saturday
The Secret Life of Paper
Have you ever considered what impacts paper products have on the environment, from beginning to end? The Secret Life Series is a collection of videos that highlight the environmental impacts of everyday products we all use.
Flathead Wild
As a result of mountaintop mining and drilling proposals, Montana’s Flathead River is one of North America’s most endangered. Flathead Wild follows the International League of Conservation Photographers as they descend on the Flathead Valley with local conservation groups and work to get the perfect, iconic image of this amazing place.
Finding Farley
When writer Karsten Heuer and filmmaker Leanne Allison, along with their son Zev and dog Willow, set out to retrace the literary footsteps of one of Canada’s most famous writers, they meant it literally. Their 5000 km trip -- trekking, sailing, portaging and paddling from the prairies to the Maritimes -- rediscovers the people and places that inspired Farley Mowat’s most acclaimed books.
Conservation partners: North Cascades Conservation Council and The Nature Conservancy
Information and registration at http://www.ncascades.org/programs/seminars/course.html?workshop_id=1022. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting weekend of independent films, local food, organic beer, Cascadian explorations and community.

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