Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
BLOCK 5: Killing the Colorado + Short
MINING THE MOTHERLODE
H. PAUL MOON | USA | 8 MIN
Combining cinematic Western landscapes with intimate poetry recitation, this short is an agrarian dirge on wasted resources, our culture of consumption, and brokers who trade on our most precious resource: water.
KILLING THE COLORADO
ALAN AND SUSAN RAYMOND | USA | 86 MIN
From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Barbara Kopple, Alan and Susan Raymond, and Sundance Award-winning director Jesse Moss, KILLING THE COLORADO is a glimpse into the serious manmade water shortage that threatens the very existence of the American West. The film presents the grim reality that 40 million Americans could soon be without enough water and proposes innovative solutions to preserve this precious resource for future generations. The film features compelling insights from senior research scientists, water resource experts, industrial farmers, and state leaders at the forefront of the water crisis.
Post-Screening Discussion with filmmaker Susan Raymond moderated by film critic Carrie Rickey.
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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