This January, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 14th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns with another incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, Wild & Scenic draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. Along with our usual line-up of beautiful, engaging and eye-opening films, our theme this year is, “A Change of Course.” This theme was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. We see a need for change in the fundamental ways we interact with our environment, and feel we need bold leadership to show us the “course” we might take to begin to live in a more sustainable way.
Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.
This year’s selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.