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9th annual Environmental Youth Forum March 6,7,8, 2017

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3/6 FREIGHTENED +short film MARTINS BOAT 9:35am - 11:15 am
In an audacious investigation, FREIGHTENED: THE REAL PRICE OF SHIPPING, reveals the mechanics and perils of cargo shipping, the largely invisible industry that relentlessly supplies the needs of seven billion humans and holds the key. Directed by: Denis Delestrac. 52 min. MARTIN’S BOAT honors conservationist Martin Litton, who helped preserve the Grand Canyon by fighting two proposed dams in the 1950’s.He also designed the famous white water dories that have plied the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon since the 1960’s. Directed by: Pete Mc Bride. 24 min. Speaker : TBD (20) Grades 9-12
31 Registrations Free  
3/6 Panel: GOOD NEWS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS 9:40am - 10:50 am
Panel: GOOD NEWS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS (70) focusing on positive solutions instead of more bad news, this panel seeks to plant seeds of hope that can grow in the most polluted ground. From the youth themselves to organizations with strong solutions, this generation is working hard to avert catastrophe. Panelists : Tyrone Mullins, Co Founder Green Streets Recycling, Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs, California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, Andrés Soto, Communities For A Better Environment, April Peebler+student, Heirs to Our Oceans. Grades 8-12
117 Registrations Free  
3/6 LIVE! JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD 10:00 am - 11:00 am
LIVE! Jonathan Bird's Blue World (60 ) Special guest Jonathan Bird in person for a live presentation featuring underwater film clips. Emmy-winning underwater science adventure series JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD is in its fifth season, airing worldwide on networks such as PBS, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, ABC and Syfy. Bird’s easy humor and amazing underwater photography make ocean science accessible to everyone from 6 to 60. He will screen and discuss several of his short films and share his current obsession with underwater caves. Grades 1-6
26 Registrations Free  
3/6 DAUGHTERS OF THE FOREST+ short film 'ĀINA: THAT WHICH FEEDS US 11:15 am - 12:50 pm
Daughters of the Forest (56) subtitled DAUGHTERS OF THE FOREST tells the powerful, uplifting story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school — Centro Educativo Mbaracayú (CEM) — where they learn to protect the threatened forest and forge a better future for themselves. Set in the untamed wilds of the Mbaracayú Reserve in rural Paraguay, this intimate verité documentary offers a rare glimpse of a disappearing world where timid girls grow into brave young women.In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by: Samantha Grant. 56 min. ‘ĀINA: THAT WHICH FEEDS US ‘Āina – The best-kept secret on Kaua`i isn’t a secluded beach or surf spot, it’s that four of the world’s largest chemical companies use the island for open-air testing of pesticides on genetically modified crops. Contrasting this is the traditional agriculture system that allowed Hawaiians to live in abundance for over a thousand years with roughly the same population as today. Directed by: Josh Thome, Dave Mossop. 23 min. Speaker: Director, Samantha Grant (20) Grades 7-12
15 Registrations Free  
SOLD OUT !!! 3/6 FOOD EVOLUTION 11:30 am - 1:32 pm
Food Evolution Directed by: Scott Hamilton Kennedy (92) This highly controversial film from Academy Award® nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson and enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, FOOD EVOLUTION is a bold and necessary documentary that separates the hype from the science to try to unravel the debate around food. Directed by: Scott Hamilton Kennedy . Speaker: TBD (30) Grades 9-12
Sold Out Free  
3/6 BRIGHT SPOTS:SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS FOR 11:35 am - 12:41 pm
Short Environmental Films (56) Directed by: Various HOW HEAVY IS A BABY GRIZZLY BEAR? Bear researcher and filmmaker Chris Morgan asks random hikers about Grizzly Bear facts and gets some funny and serious answers. 8 min I AM RED Pete McBride, who holds the Colorado River dear, uses the poetry of the river voiced by Amy Beatie and Duke Beardsley, to tell its story. 4 min GROUNDWATER Two singing groundhogs teach us about what groundwater is, how important it is, and how to preserve it. 4 min MY FOREST A beautiful story about a boy and his love of the local forest told from his point of view and with stunning music. By Belgian nature filmmaker Sebastien Pins who infuses the story with drama. 7 min MY HAGGAN DREAM EYF’s perennial film producers Rob and Laura Sams spotlight a young island girl who dreams of a mysterious haggan, or sea turtle, that sends her on a quest to investigate the sea turtles that nest and swim near her home. 9 min BRIGHT SPOTS The unique vision of Jilli Rose’s animation will inspire young people as she tells the story of Australian naturalist Nick Holmes and his work preventing extinctions on remote islands in the South Pacific. 8 min PIPER The Pixar short that accompanied this year’s feature Moana, has a visceral sense of sand and water and feathers as a hatchling Sandpiper learns to overcome its fear of waves. 6 min Grades 1-6
31 Registrations Free  
3/6 BORN IN CHINA 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Born in China (76) Directed by: Chaun Lu Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard-an elusive animal rarely caught on camera-faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain-from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Speaker (TBD) (20) Grades 1-5
55 Registrations Free  
3/6 PRESENTATION BY AUTHOR JAMES WORKMAN 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Presentation by author James Workman (60) Workman’s book “The Heart of Dryness” explores the connection between the voluntary survival strategies of the last Bushmen of the Kalahari and our own coming need for wise water policies. James G. Workman, is an award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent and writer. As a ‘Drought Doctor’ he has advised businesses, aid agencies, civic associations, environmentalists and government departments on water scarcity and climate change adaptation. He is translating his experiences with Kalahari Bushmen into a new venture that harnesses Web 2.0 platforms to trade the right to water. Grades 6-12
89 Registrations Free  
3/7 DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE+ short film WATER SONG 9:20 am - 11:15 am
Daughter of the Lake (87) subtitled Directed by: Ernesto Cabellos Damián Water Song (8) Directed by Will Parrinello At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, an Andean woman named Nelida, uses her new-found education to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother in pursuit of a gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lying just beneath Nelida’s lakes. In Spanish, Dutch and English with English subtitles. Directed by: Ernesto Cabellos Damián. 87 min. WATER SONG is about real-life hero Màxima Acuña (featured in Daughter of the Lake) and her resistance to the gold mines polluting the water in her town in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Acuña is the recipient of the 2016 Goldman Environmental prize and this short film was produced as part of the Goldman Awards and the PBS series The New Environmentalists. Directed by Will Parrinello. 8 min. Speaker: Will Parrinello(25) Grades 9-12
100 Registrations Free  
3/7 A PLASTIC OCEAN 9:30 am - 11:37 am
A Plastic Ocean (102) Directed by Craig Leeson During his search for the elusive blue whale, journalist Craig Leeson uncovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean, spurring him to action in A PLASTIC OCEAN. In this adventure documentary, Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers as they travel to locations around the world and explore the fragile state of our oceans, discovering alarming truths about plastic pollution, as well as revealing immediate and effective solutions to tackle these threats. Speaker : Tanya Streeter (25) Grades 7-12
63 Registrations Free  
3/7 OF THE SEA+ short film TULARE, THE PHANTOM LAKE 9:40 am - 11:20 am
Of The Sea (56) Directed by: Mischa Hedges Tulare, The Phantom Lake (24) Directed by: Christopher Beaver Today, fishing is a rare and challenging way of life. Few fishing families remain, due to complex regulations, high cost and competition with cheaply farmed and imported seafood. OF THE SEA tells the story of five California fishing families who have always practiced sustainable fishing practices and examines how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability. TULARE, THE PHANTOM LAKE explores the landscape of what was once the largest lake in America west of the Mississippi. A lake that disappeared by 1900 due to water diversion. Speakers: Director, Misha Hedges and Director, Christopher Beaver (20) Grades 7-12
60 Registrations Free  
3/7 PANEL: WATER 11:35 am - 12:35 pm
Water Panel (60) Panelists :Tayna Streeter(A Plastic Ocean),Maeva Gauthier- Fisheye Project ,others TBA Water in all its elements is the basis of all life. This panel will include water advocates for the oceans, for fresh water and for clean drinking water. Grades 8-12
46 Registrations Free  
SOLD OUT !!!!3/7 BEES,BATS AND MALLS: SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS FOR GRADES 7-12 11:40 am - 1:15 pm
Short Environmental Films (95) Directed by: Various STICKY! Amazing and unique, animator Jilli Rose takes us through a colorful spiritual journey around species extinction on the remote Lord Howe’s Island and the discovery of a thought to be extinct bug. 20 min SEA OF TROUBLES In the last two years the weather and seas on the West Coast have never been stranger. With the help of local filmmaker Jason Jaacks and Bay Nature editorial director Eric Simons we investigate whether this is rare or a sign of things to come. 10 min LAST DAYS Feature film director Kathryn Bigelow helmed this powerfully told animated short that links elephant ivory poaching to organized terrorism. The story of a piece of ivory is followed from its identity of carved art back to the way in which it came into being as an artifact. 3 min ELK RIVER Director Jenny Nichols’s stunningly photographed film follows a small group including photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and Ecologist Arthur Middleton as they map Elk migrations in Yellowstone. 15 min FORGET SHORTER SHOWERS Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday…? So starts Jordan Brown’s film that disrupts our idea that “personal solutions” will stop the slow slide to a ruined planet. 11 min I AM RED Pete McBride, who holds the Colorado River dear, uses the poetry of the river voiced by Amy Beatie and Duke Beardsley, to tell its story. 4 min THE WAY OF GIANTS In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life. Peruvian animator Alois Di Leo elaborates this simple story with mesmerizing music and bold images. 12 min PASSION OF GOLD AND FIRE The photographic poetry of nature director Sebastien Pins let’s us see why raising bees is such a spiritual way of life. He illustrates with the story of an elderly beekeeper who can’t find anyone to take over his hives. 6 min THE NEW BUCHANAN MALL An inspiring story. Buchanan Mall is a five consecutive blocks underutilized public park in San Francisco plagued by illegal dumping and drug violence. The transformation of this unsafe park to a center of community pride is actively being recorded in a documentary by Citizen Film, neighborhood groups and the employee owned Green Streets (featured in EYF in 2014 and 2015). 18 min Grades 7-12
Sold Out Free  
3/7 THE EAGLE HUNTRESS 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The Eagle Huntress (87) subtitled Directed by: Otto Bell Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become an eagle hunter (the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to do so) and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined. Speaker:Wildcare (25) Grades 4-12
14 Registrations Free  
SOLD OUT !!!!3/7 TOUCAN NATION + short film STICKY 12:50 pm - 2:15 pm
Toucan Nation (42) subtitled Directed by: Paula Heredia Sticky (20) Directed by: Jilli Rose TOUCAN NATION follows the uplifting story of Grecia, a toucan who was the victim of unconscionable abuse that sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare movement in Costa Rica. Seeking to right a wrong and improve the life of this helpless bird after his beak was cut off, animal rescuers and veterinarians enlist a team of volunteer experts including 3D-printing engineers to design and construct a prosthetic beak. At the same time, a committed group of activists wage a battle to implement penalties for animal cruelty, motivated by the notion that every life — whether wild or human — is inherently valuable and must be protected. STICKY – brilliant animation tells the story of the rediscovery of a stick insect thought to be extinct for 80 years. Grades 6-12
Sold Out Free  
3/7 FISHEYE PROJECT PRESENTATION 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
FISHEYE PROJECT PRESENTATION(50) 1:30pm - 2;20pm British Columbia’s Fisheye Project uses a very new technology to teach about the ocean floor where most of us never venture. Only recently begun by Maeva Gauthier and Mike Irvine, Fish Eye offers live underwater broadcasting for ocean education and outreach purpose. People can see, hear, talk and share in the discovery of spectacular marine environments with scuba divers, in real time, all without ever getting wet! Live Dives are streamed online and in spaces such as Giant Screen theatres. Fish Eye has been featured “#1 Tool of 8 Breakthrough Innovations Saving our Oceans” by National Geographic this year and chosen as the Top 18 young changemakers in Canada in 2017 by CBC. Speaker: Maeva Gauthier and Mike Irvine GRADES 5-12
213 Registrations Free  
3/8 STINK! 9:30 am - 11:23 am
Stink! (93) Directed By: Jon J. Whelan STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas and a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. Instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. Entertaining, enlightening and at times almost absurd, Stink! follows Whelan as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won’t like what you smell. Speaker: TBD (20) Grades 7-12
179 Registrations Free  
SOLD OUT !!! 3/8 H200 PRESENTATION - HEIRS TO OUR OCEANS 9:30 am - 10:30 am
H2OO Presentation + short film HEIRS TO OUR OCEANS(HTOO) (60) Heirs To Our Oceans is a youth group that includes grade school and middle school youth standing up for their ocean. They are creating a global movement from the ground up, encouraging children everywhere to recognize themselves as ‘Heirs’ and make an active change in their communities. Heirs To Our Oceans is also a call for educational reform, as these young people embody what children starting at middle school age can learn, understand, articulate, and, most importantly, solve. The presentation includes a 20 minute film about the program. Speaker: ED, April Peebler +HTOO students Grades 4-10
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SOLD OUT !!! 3/8 THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES 9:45 am - 11:35 am
The Islands and the Whales (82) subtitled Directed by: Mike Day In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. The Faroese are among the first to feel the effects of our increasingly polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition. Speaker: TBD (20) Grades 9-12
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3/8 AN ACQUIRED TASTE 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
An Acquired Taste (71) Directed by Vanessa Lemarie Why kill your own food? AN ACQUIRED TASTE delves into the inner conflicts of a new urban breed in the San Francisco Bay Area: locavore hunters. Defying factory farms, a young, mindful generation learns to hunt as a way of connecting with the source of their sustenance. Vanessa Lemarie’s feature debut is a profound reflection on what makes us human. * Note: Some relatively tame scenes of butchering meat. Speaker: Director, Vanessa Lemarie (20) Grades 7-12
22 Registrations Free  
3/8 FOOTPRINT 12:30 pm - 2:11 pm
Footprint (81) Directed by: Valentina Canavesio By globetrotting through multiple countries and talking to experts from every corner of the world, Footprint provides a unique window into the rarely discussed effects of population growth and consumption inequality in the world we live in. The film also offers unprecedented access to the people on the ground – activists, health workers, a single mom at the head of an 8-children-family – who are all uniquely challenging the status quo and making us rethink what’s really at stake. Surprising revelations unfold as critical solutions are pursued in the hope of maintaining a dignified quality of life for our ever-expanding global population. Speaker :Suzanne York, Transition Earth (20) Grades 9-12
52 Registrations Free  
3/8 PANEL: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE NEW MEDIA AGE 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Panel: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE NEW MEDIA AGE (60) With newspapers and television stations cutting budgets on investigative reporting and the recent emergence of “alternative facts”, where can we turn to find reliable sources of information to help save this planet? How will current media help consumers analyze environmental problems and identify solutions? This insightful panel featuring representatives from diverse local and national media organizations explores these issues of environmental concern and offers clarification in an ever-shifting media landscape. Panelists: Joachim Alvarado , Center for Investigative Reporting, Monica Lam, KQED , Tim Redmond, 48 Hills, and others TBA Grades 9-12
46 Registrations Free  
SOLD OUT!!! 3/8 BRIGHT SPOTS:SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS FOR GRADES 1-6 11:50 am - 12:50 pm   more info Sold Out Free  
BEES,BATS AND MALLS: SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS FOR GRADES 7-12 12:30pm - 2:05 pm
Short Environmental Films (95) Directed by: Various STICKY! Amazing and unique, animator Jilli Rose takes us through a colorful spiritual journey around species extinction on the remote Lord Howe’s Island and the discovery of a thought to be extinct bug. 20 min SEA OF TROUBLES In the last two years the weather and seas on the West Coast have never been stranger. With the help of local filmmaker Jason Jaacks and Bay Nature editorial director Eric Simons we investigate whether this is rare or a sign of things to come. 10 min LAST DAYS Feature film director Kathryn Bigelow helmed this powerfully told animated short that links elephant ivory poaching to organized terrorism. The story of a piece of ivory is followed from its identity of carved art back to the way in which it came into being as an artifact. 3 min ELK RIVER Director Jenny Nichols’s stunningly photographed film follows a small group including photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and Ecologist Arthur Middleton as they map Elk migrations in Yellowstone. 15 min FORGET SHORTER SHOWERS Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday…? So starts Jordan Brown’s film that disrupts our idea that “personal solutions” will stop the slow slide to a ruined planet. 11 min I AM RED Pete McBride, who holds the Colorado River dear, uses the poetry of the river voiced by Amy Beatie and Duke Beardsley, to tell its story. 4 min THE WAY OF GIANTS In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life. Peruvian animator Alois Di Leo elaborates this simple story with mesmerizing music and bold images. 12 min PASSION OF GOLD AND FIRE The photographic poetry of nature director Sebastien Pins let’s us see why raising bees is such a spiritual way of life. He illustrates with the story of an elderly beekeeper who can’t find anyone to take over his hives. 6 min THE NEW BUCHANAN MALL An inspiring story. Buchanan Mall is a five consecutive blocks underutilized public park in San Francisco plagued by illegal dumping and drug violence. The transformation of this unsafe park to a center of community pride is actively being recorded in a documentary by Citizen Film, neighborhood groups and the employee owned Green Streets (featured in EYF in 2014 and 2015). 18 min Grades 7-12
120 Registrations Free  

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3/6   BORN IN CHINA (76) 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Grades 1-5

 SPEAKER : WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard-an elusive animal rarely caught on camera-faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain-from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. 

 

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Added !!!!  3/6 PRESENTATION BY AUTHOR JAMES WORKMAN (60)1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Workman’s book “The Heart of Dryness” explores the connection between the voluntary survival strategies of the Last Bushmen of the Kalahari and our own coming need for wise water policies. Grades 6-12

5th Grade and up!!!!  THE FISHEYE PROJECT

British Columbia’s Fisheye Project uses a very new technology to teach about the ocean floor where most of us never venture. Fish Eye offers  underwater broadcasting for ocean education and outreach purpose. P    Speaker: Maeva Gauthier and Mike Irvine                     

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CFI Education

invites schools to participate in the 9th annual

Environmental Youth Forum (EYF)

a 3-day FREE event hosted at the beautiful, state-of-the-art

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

in downtown San Rafael.

ALL 3 DAYS HAVE AN A LA CARTE MENU OF FILMS AND PANELS APPROPRIATE FOR MULTIPLE AGES.

TEACHERS CAN CREATE AN ENTIRELY CUSTOMIZED FULL DAY FESTIVAL FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

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