Schiff Film Festival Line Up Set
Fourth annual event set for first weekend in June.
Fourth Annual Schiff Film Festival Movie Line Up and Descriptions
Towers of Ennedi
Follow climbers Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold and James Pearson as they travel across the roadless, windswept deserts of northeastern Chad. Basing their expedition on nothing more than a few photographs and rumors of a promised land with countless unclimbed sandstone towers, Mark’s insatiable thirst for adventure and first ascents leads the small crew deep into the spectacular landscape of the Ennedi desert.
The Story of Bottled Water
Why do Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap? The film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
One Plastic Beach
Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.
A Liter of Light
The film documents a foundation’s project to light up a poor neighborhood through the efforts of a local man who works for them. He becomes a beacon of hope to his community when he installs hundreds of solar-powered light bulbs in his neighbor’s houses made from old plastic soda bottles filled with water and bleach.
Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution
Set in South Africa, the film follows Time magazine “Hero of the Environment” Janine Benyus as she illustrates how organisms in nature can teach us to be more sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders.
One man’s obsession to do his part for the environment using weed-eating goats to control noxious invaders in the Rocky Mountains. A profile on Mark Harbaugh, Patagonia fly fishing rep and goat rancher.
Amid the tangle of commuter traffic, shopping malls and office buildings that define life inside the beltway rests a one-acre piece of farmland under the care of 89-year-old Charlie Koiner.
Brower Youth Awards-Alexander Epstein
When he moved to Philadelphia for college, Alex Epstein helped co-found The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC) — an outfit of young community organizers trying to build relationships with Philadelphia communities to help them develop sustainably, and equitably, from the ground up.
Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's Howl Technology can be addictive.
In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation.
From a young age, Steve McGreevy was fascinated by the natural world and by amateur radio. When he discovered that nature produced its own radio signals, he began a quest to capture these sounds – a quest that has taken him to the most remote parts of the continent.
A short documentary vignette celebrating nature’s cycles, contentedness, and the last man on the east coast who still fishes for eels using an ancient stone weir.
Date and Time: Meet at Schiff Nature Center at 6:30 pm.
Location Address: 339 Pleasant Valley Road Mendham, NJ 07945
Tickets can be purchased online at www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfest.
For more information: visit www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfest or www.basecampadventures.com