Saturday: Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

Media Release:

The Hawaii Island Land Trust and Kona Kai Ea (SP?) Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation are presenting the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival this weekend.

Beginning this Saturday, April 17th at 7:30 PM in the Aloha Theater in Kainaliu Town the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival will take place.  Tickets are $12.00.

Here is a quick summary of the films to be screened.

Lady Bug  Swarm

Enjoy one of the wonders of nature … and rediscover the beauty of nature through the eyes of a child.

Ascending the Giants

You may hug a tree, but would you climb one? Join tree lovers & climbers Brian and Will as they attempt to find Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce trees.  Through their eyes, from both ground and canopy views, we discover the breathtaking beauty of these beautiful giants.

Garbage Angels

What happens when trash meets trash? Could there be life in a dump? Best Canadian Short, Planet in Focus


Written and produced by South Kona’s Alison Teal.  This film documents a family adventure following Alison and her partents as they set off into an uncharted region of the Peruvian Andes, in search of an untouched village said to have some of the last Incan descendants and the most powerful shamans in the world.

Malama Wai’aha

Two budding citizen journalists travel with their mentors to cover a critical issue in West Hawai’i, that is, the danger of development within Kona’s immature floodplains.  Their creation, Malama Wai’aha, and the music video, E Malama Wai’aha makes it clear that this generation cares deeply about public education and protection of our island’s culture and environment.

A Sheltered Sea

There is a pioneering conservation movement taking place along the coast of California. The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) brings together diverse stakeholders—fishermen, conservationists, scientists, government, divers, and ocean-loving citizens—in a process to set aside marine refuges akin to our country’s National Parks. Best Ocean Conservation Film, Blue Ocean Film Festival.

The Fun Theory: Piano Staircase

The Fun Theory. We believe that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better. “Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do? See the results here.

Secret Life of Paper

Ever wonder what happens to the newspaper we read in the morning? Have you ever considered what impacts these products have on the environment, from beginning to end? INFORM’s Secret Life Series is a collection of videos that highlight the environmental impacts of everyday products we all use.

Flathead Wild

“You could argue that an area that’s been clear cut may eventually come back in 1000 years or so. Mountain top removal is different though… the mountain is actually removed, trucked and taken away. No one’s ever going to put that mountain back.” As a result of this type of mining and drilling proposals, the Flathead River is one of North America’s most endangered. Flathead Wild follows the International League of Conservation photographers as they descend on the Flathead River Valley with local conservation groups and work to get the perfect, iconic image to give the Flathead coalition the tools it needs for success.

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