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      "Sneak Peek" - Wild and Scenic Film Festival Preview in Charlottesville

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      April 11, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      220 West Market Street
      Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

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      "Sneak Peek" - Wild and Scenic Film Festival Preview

      Wild Virginia and the Tom Tom Festival are teaming up to bring you a taste of what's in store at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this year.  If you've never been to the Festival, this is your chance to see what all the excitement is about. If you already love the festival, here's a chance to see even more films! In this short, 45 minute pre-screening, enjoy award winning films and learn more about this great festival.  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival brings together a selection of films that tell stories about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them.  They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places.  They inspire a sense of wonder, beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions. Films to be shown:  March of the NewtsDavid Herasimtschuk | 2018 | 5 min.Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection… and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from an emerging disease.   Biomimicry Janine Benyus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver Stanton, Leila Conners, Tree Media | 2015 | 22 min.Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.  The Art of Fog CatchingValeria Cardi | 2018 | 12 min.Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. With groundwater levels dropping due to overuse, drought and climate change, the challenge to get enough water was becoming harder each day, and almost half of people in the local area sold up and quit rural life after generations for the city. As the future of the traditional Berber region by Mount Boutmezguida floundered, a mathematician whose family came from the area had a eureka moment gleaned from living overseas – using fog to make water. Now Ghouate’s village is connected to the world’s largest functioning fog collection project, alleviating the need to collect water that fell mainly on women, and with state-of-the-art equipment setting an example for other projects globally.   All tickets general admission. 

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