Posted by: Stan Russell | September 11, 2014

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, September 13th

Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Saturday, September 13th
Celebrate 50 years of wilderness with fantastic films about wild things and wild places, guaranteed to inspire you to get out and give back! This third annual screening by the Ventana Wilderness Alliance features a raffle of great prizes from national and local sponsors, special guest speakers, and Master of Ceremonies, film and television actor Adam Scott.
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

Ticket Information
Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 7PM at the Golden State Theater
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10 in Monterey, CA

$15 Advance Ticket Only
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

$25 One-Year VWA Membership (Includes 2 Advance Tickets)
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

$20 Ticket at the Door (While Supplies Last)

Buy Your Tickets Here!
http://goldenstatetheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=10

See more at:
http://www.ventanawild.org/#sthash.cOlwTKFh.dpuf

You’ll want to be sure to bring a few bucks for raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20,) as local sponsors have generously donated some truly excellent prizes.

For instance-
Gift certificate to Synergy Organic Clothing
https://www.facebook.com/synergyorganicclothing ,

Men’s & women’s outerwear from PatagoniaSantaCruzOutlet
https://www.facebook.com/PatagoniaSantaCruz ,

Day pack, trekking poles & binoculars courtesy of REI
https://www.facebook.com/REI ,

Custom WSFF stainless steel water bottles from Klean Kanteen
https://www.facebook.com/kleankanteen,

Hiking guide book & 5 State Park day passes from California State Parks Foundation
https://www.facebook.com/calparks,

Books from Fulcrum Publishing
https://www.facebook.com/FulcrumBooks ,

iPad commuter bag from TOM BIHN
https://www.facebook.com/TOMBIHN ,

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
https://www.facebook.com/50thAnniversaryOfTheWildernessAct

Commemorative poster by artist Monty Dolack, framed by Frame circus picture framing
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frame-circus-picture-framing/437633849666311

A gorgeous painting of 3 orchid species native to the Santa Lucia Range, donated by local artist Julie Himes! One luck raffle winner will take it home this Saturday!

Plus more to come!

http://www.ventanawild.org/component/content/article/94-hr4040/47-welcome.html
https://www.facebook.com/ventanawild

Ventana Wilderness Alliance is a grass-roots organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California’s northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast. All proceeds support conservation in the Big Sur backcountry; VWA Trail Crew, Volunteer Wilderness Rangers, Youth in Wilderness Program.

THE FILMS

SET 1

VWA Presents: A Tribute to the Wilderness Act
This 50th anniversary tribute establishes a context and emphasizes the ongoing relevance of the guiding legislation protecting millions of acres of America’s wild heritage. This locally produced film features commentary from Monterey Bay area wilderness advocates. (USA, 2014, 9 min)

A Life Well-Lived
Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Mount Everest. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Raptor Blues
This musical clay-mation piece explains the dangerous effects of rodenticides in a way that everyone can understand. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Right Now: Living With Mountain Lions
This music video shines a light on public apathy towards mountain lions. It challenges us to consider and respect the wild animals around us as we all go about our daily lives. (USA, 2013, 5 min)

From the Ground to the Clouds
Fifty years ago Jane Goodall set out to study the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars, some pencils and a notebook. Now her team uses mobile devices, satellite imagery and cloud-based mapping technologies to create a comprehensive picture of the conservation challenges in the Congo Basin. This transformational approach to habitat conservation is part of a global effort to monitor natural resources, and is giving hope to the survival of endangered chimpanzee populations. (Tanzania, 2013, 8 min)

Buffalo Wild
This music video based on a poem by John Trudell takes viewers on the historical, often tragic path America’s bison have traveled. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Sacred Headwaters
Shared birthplace of three salmon rivers in Northern Canada, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred. (Canada, 2012, 4 min)

Backyard
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their disparities, unnerving similarities emerge from shared experiences with the massive unseen “industry.” (USA, 2013, 27 min)

This 50th anniversary tribute establishes a context and emphasizes the ongoing relevance of the guiding legislation protecting millions of acres of America’s wild heritage. This locally produced film features commentary from Monterey Bay area wilderness advocates. (USA, 2014, 9 min)

A Life Well-Lived
Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Mount Everest. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Raptor Blues
This musical clay-mation piece explains the dangerous effects of rodenticides in a way that everyone can understand. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

Right Now: Living With Mountain Lions
This music video shines a light on public apathy towards mountain lions. It challenges us to consider and respect the wild animals around us as we all go about our daily lives. (USA, 2013, 5 min)

From the Ground to the Clouds
Fifty years ago Jane Goodall set out to study the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars, some pencils and a notebook. Now her team uses mobile devices, satellite imagery and cloud-based mapping technologies to create a comprehensive picture of the conservation challenges in the Congo Basin. This transformational approach to habitat conservation is part of a global effort to monitor natural resources, and is giving hope to the survival of endangered chimpanzee populations. (Tanzania, 2013, 8 min)

Buffalo Wild
This music video based on a poem by John Trudell takes viewers on the historical, often tragic path America’s bison have traveled. (USA, 2013, 4 min)

Sacred Headwaters
Shared birthplace of three salmon rivers in Northern Canada, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred. (Canada, 2012, 4 min)

Backyard
Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their disparities, unnerving similarities emerge from shared experiences with the massive unseen “industry.” (USA, 2013, 27 min)

SET 2

VWA Presents: Mike Heard, USFS Individual Volunteer of the Year
In 2007, Ventana Wilderness Alliance Trail Crew volunteer Mike Heard took on a massive project to restore nearly twenty miles of backcountry trails encircling Cone Peak, the steepest coastal rise between Alaska and Patagonia. After spending six years facing challenging logistics, developing critical partnerships and donating thousands of hours of hard labor, Mike was selected as national Volunteer of the Year by the US Forest Service. This portrait of altruism on public lands will inspire volunteers of every stripe. (USA, 2014, 11 min)

El Campo es Vida
Javier Vera is a third generation gaucho living in Patagonia, Chile- a region significantly damaged by the agricultural abuses of previous generations. While maintaining a traditional lifestyle, Javier is one of many local young people working in conservation-based tourism initiatives across Patagonia that are serving as new models for protecting the region’s wild lands. (USA, 2013, 10 min)

Paramos
At 2,640 meters, Bogotá, capitol city of Colombia, is home to more than eight million people who depend on the surrounding mountain-top “Paramos” for water. This ecosystem is now threatened by mining, ranching and large-scale agriculture, and millions could suffer if it is not conserved. (Colombia, 2012, 8 min)

Gregg Treinisch: a MoveShake Story
National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Gregg Treinish combined his passion for adventure, his background in wildlife biology and “three seconds of courage” to found Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. A year of unpaid work and complete dedication was followed by a wave of support that continues to grow. (USA, 2013, 15 min)

Elk Grass
This haunting animation floats dreamily around lonely Elk Mountain, capturing the serenity and solitude accessible only in wild nature. (USA, 2013, 2 min)

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