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CUE Environmental Film Festival

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University of Northern Colorado Denver Center at Lowry

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Join us for a screening of Films originally featured by the Colorado Environmental Film Festival at CUE Lowry!

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Please join us this 26th of April 2019 for the 1st Annual CUE Environmental Film Festival! Come and Get Inspired about the Environment! This is a free event, cash donations are always welcome at the door as any and all proceeds will go to support the Amazon Rainforest Scholarship Fund and other CUE Nature Programs. Over the past 4 years, CUE has sent 16 students to the Amazon Rainforest with the Educator Academy of the Amazon Rainforest. This year- we are sending 5 students! The website is : https://amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy/

Funds will help support their tuition cost for the professional development opportunity. Funds will also support getting CUE students outdoors this summer to learn about public lands, biodiversity, and more!

Thank you for supporting our future teachers in getting outdoors more! This will greatly impact them and their future students.

Sponsors will be acknowledged on PR material and on a banner at the event. We will also have DOOR PRIZES and Food (starting at 4:30pm)!!

The Films (Starting at 4:50pm) Suitable for ages 15+:

Legacy - Director: Barry Mitchell

In a cavern by the sea, a woman and three children sit by a fire. As their meal cooks, she tells them a story about what happened to their ancestors. Their ancestors are us.

Too Precious to Mine - Director: Justin Clifton

The Havasupai Tribe (“People of the blue-green waters”) has lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination?

The Accidental Environmentalist - Director: Ellen Esling

A mosquito bite decades ago leads Catherine Coleman Flowers on her life’s journey.

Junk - Director: Christopher Jacob Jones

A Marine veteran turned scientist teams up with a scrappy sailor to shed light on plastic pollution in our oceans via an extravagant stunt: sailing from California to Hawaii on a raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles. Dogged by leaky bottles, foul weather, and dwindling supplies, what was planned as a five week spectacle slowly unravels into an 88 day odyssey.

Intermission

Iceland - Director: Ilan Shamir

Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.

Under Review: Gold Butte - Director: Kelly Todd

Under Review: Gold Butte is the first film in a four film environmental dance series made to bring awareness to the threatened land of the American National Monuments. In 2017, the President drastically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah to allow for oil and gas development: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. This reduction put 25 other national monuments and 40 national parks at risk for industrial development.

Return of the Desert Bighorn - Director: Ben Masters

After all native desert bighorn sheep were eliminated from Texas by the 1960s, conservationists began the long fight for their return. ‘Return of the Desert Bighorn’ follows wildlife biologists as they capture, collar, and relocate desert bighorn to restore a healthy population in West Texas.

Wild Hope - Director: Susan Jacobson

Using personal story, science, and passion in a unique mix, Wild Hope inspires viewers to protect wild ecosystems against an unrelenting materialistic culture that’s producing social malaise and an uninhabitable planet. Our economic system fails us, but our tie to the natural world is elemental. Wild Hope challenges the economic underpinnings driving climate change, and awakens us to the possibility of a more meaningful life—a life defined not by consumption, but by compassion

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CEFF

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences.

CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

https://ceff.net/about-ceff/

CUE

Since the Center's founding in 2000, more than 750 students have graduated with teaching degrees and licenses. The Center for Urban Education offers teacher preparation programs leading to Colorado licensure in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education (with ulturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement or Special Education concentration) and Special Education.

* Each teacher candidate takes university classes 15 – 20 hours/week and they work 15 – 20 hours/week in schools. The state expects teacher candidates in teacher preparation programs to complete 800 hours of field based experiences. Center for Urban Education graduates spend 3,000-4,000 hours in K- 12 classrooms during their 4-year program. Because paraprofessionals are invested in the communities where they work and they see what teachers do every day, they know the demands teaching requires and their attrition rate is lower once they become teachers.

* 95% of the Center’s teacher candidates are first generation college students and 65 % of the Center’s teacher candidates are people of color. We work in partnership with school and district leaders to diversify the teaching force.

https://extended.unco.edu/about/centers/denver-lowry/

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