Poignant art, depthful films, enlightening special guests and more….
Film submissions continue to show up in our mailbox daily, and our Program Committee is busy watching and evaluating films. We are inviting many exciting special guests, including artists, scientists, writers, activists and of course filmmakers, and we’ll be giving you periodic sneak previews of who and what to expect at the 2013 festival.
We are excited to announce that we will be featuring art by two Northern California artists, Radek Skrivanek and Jane Baldwin. We will be showing Radek Skrivanek’s stunning and disturbing photo documentary of the Aral Sea, called “The Dying Sea”. We will also be showing Jane Baldwin’s gorgeous life size portraits of Kara women from her Kara Women Speak photo project. These photos portray the story of indigenous people living in Ethiopia’s Omo River Valley.
In addition to film, the festival weekend will be filled with discussion, workshops, music and street performance. We invite the people who spend their lives thinking about and working on the issues elucidated in the films to take the discourse even deeper. People such as scientist and author Anders Halverson. Author of the book An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World, Anders will share his research, tell fish stories, and beguile you with the wild story of Rainbow Trout and it’s effect on waterways and native species all over the world.
This is just the beginning! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates as plans for the 2013 Festival unfold.