Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
BLOCK 4: REGIONAL BLOCK – Birds of May + Other Shorts
SCOTT KESSLER | USA | 10 MIN
Filmed over 4 years around campfires in the New Jersey Pinelands, “Nine Fires” is the latest edition of an evolving documentary project by Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler. In the director’s words, “forest fires and campfires generate rebirth of the physical geology and the identity of the land and its inhabitants.”
BIRDS OF MAY
JARED FLESHER | USA | 28 MIN
On the sandy beaches of the Delaware Bay in New Jersey, rufa red knots arrive every year from the southernmost tip of South America. What makes this federally threatened bird species remarkable is its epic journey: 19,000 miles per year, from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic Circle and back again, one of the longest migrations in the animal kingdom. But overharvesting of horseshoe crabs by the fishing industry has put red knots in peril: when the starving birds arrive, there aren’t enough horseshoe crab eggs waiting for them. And last year, regulators approved a plan to permit a 1,400 percent increase in oyster farming which could further threaten the red knots’ survival.
KING IN THE MOUNTAIN
DAVE EDWARDS | USA | 55 MIN
This compelling documentary about the history of anthracite coal examines the social, economic, and environmental impact of mining on northeastern Pennsylvania.
Post-Screening Panel Discussion with David Scott Kessler (Director of NINE FIRES); Jared Flesher (Director of BIRDS OF MAY); and Dave Edwards (Director of KING IN THE MOUNTAIN) moderated by Drexel University environmental law professor Alex Geisinger.
PHILADELPHIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Our Planet, Our Future
April 21-23, 2017
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The inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will showcase dozens of entertaining and powerful new international and regional shorts and features that celebrate natural beauty and raise awareness about our impact on the earth. Come out and be inspired, vote for your favorite films, and participate in evening Q&A with the filmmakers.
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