Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
BLOCK 8: The Vervet Forest + Shorts
SAMAN HOSSEINPUOR | IRAN | 4 MIN
In this short from Iran, an elderly couple runs out of water for their fishbowl. But they find water in an unexpected place.
ERIN SHEA | US | 3 MIN
A playful visual music journey through the universe from the subatomic to the galactic.
NADINE BOLLER| SWITZERLAND | 10 MIN
In the steppes of Kyrgyzstan, an old building foundation from the Soviet era is important to local nomads for a surprisingly modern reason.
CALM, QUIET STRENGTH
MIKE CULLEN | USA | 4 MIN
A dignified tribute by a 200-year-old witness to American history: an Appalachian Mountain tulip tree.
THE VERVET FOREST
KYLE SALAZAR | USA | 71 MIN
The story of five orphaned baby Vervet monkeys, this touching documentary follows the monkeys’ time at the Vervet Monkey Foundation in South Africa. Volunteers help train the babies — who arrive as helpless infants -- for possible adoption by foster mother monkeys. This film also looks at why monkey habitat is being destroyed and how we can take positive action.
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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