SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 18th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival brought together 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.
Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combined 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 saw award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture and more.
SYRCL is a grassroots organization based in Nevada City, California, that has been building a community to protect and restore the rivers of the regional watershed, from source to sea, since 1983. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts the group’s local work into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind people that they all are participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world. After the January festival, Wild & Scenic goes on tour around the country, spreading the messages in the films at more than 230 events hosted by other organizations that use the festival as a platform to inspire activism in their own communities.