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      Mendocino Land Trust Presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Fort Bragg


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      November 16, 2019

      Saturday  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      210 North Corry Street
      Fort Bragg, California 95437

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      Mendocino Land Trust Presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

      EVENT DETAILS: SATURDAY November 16th Film Festival noon - 4 p.m. $15.00 adults and $5.00 youth under 18 Twelve short films, raffle prizes, popcorn, kids activities and lots of local nonprofits. Food and beverages available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Here are the films we'll be showing Saturday afternoon... A Letter to Congress | 3 min. Wallace Stegners 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage our public lands to private and corporate interests. During the Drought | 12 min. A Kansas Farmer, Michael Thompson, regenerates his soils with no-till, cover-crops and Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) grazing - giving his farm resilience during the severe 2011 and 2012 droughts. Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs | 8 min. Once the most abundant vertebrate in the Sierra Nevada, mountain yellow-legged frog populations plummeted with the introduction of non-native fish. Restoration efforts in Yosemite National Park are helping to protect this rare and endangered species. Blue Carbon | 6 min. "Blue carbon" is carbon that's captured and stored by coastal wetlands, helping to mitigate climate change. This film is about mud and the multiple benefits that estuaries provide for us. "You never go into a wetland and just restore one benefit," says wetlands ecologist John Rybczyk. It improves water quality, provides salmon habitat, protects our shorelines, and also benefits our climate. Biomimicry | 21 min. Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about its 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. Blue Ventures | 6 min. In 2004, frustrated by failed marine conservation efforts, marine biologist Alasdair Harris encouraged a coastal Madagascar community to close off a small section of their octopus-fishing area. A few months later, the community saw huge increases in their catch and incomes. The model went viral, showing the world that protecting the ocean can and should go hand-in-hand with improving lives. Imagination | 4 min. We've all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia. For the Love of Mary | 6 min. First-time 97-year-old runner, George Etzweiler, completed the race up the northeast's tallest peak, Mount Washington, when he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the State College, Pennsylvania resident competes in the grueling 7.6-mile race up nearly 4,700 feet of paved road, breaking his own record each year for the oldest finisher. In addition to his ancient, lucky, green running shorts, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary. Our Last Trash | 20 min. The film highlights the current global recycling crisis and the adverse effects of disposable plastics on the environment. Our Last Trash explores the meaning of a "zero waste" lifestyle, and how some individuals are combating this plastic issue one reusable item at a time. Colorful animations and riveting interviews reveal how we can create a more sustainable planet. L'orchestre D'hibernation Animaux | 5 min. What if hibernating animals of different species formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winters sleep? Well, they did sort of. Because this is the science version of Peter and the Wolf, starring a frog, a turtle, a bird, a mosquito, a bear, and a fish Ladies and gentlemen, The Sleep Cycle by L'orchestre D'hibernation Animaux. The Nature of Maps | 10 min. Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are modern day pioneers: roaming some of the worlds last remaining wild lands to create maps to help conserve these precious places. Through their project with conservationist Kris Tompkins and Conservacion Patagonica to map the new Patagonia Park in Chile, The Nature of Maps explores the integral role maps play in conservation, adventure and our understanding of wild places. (unofficial) HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS | 4 min. Want to know the complete story of National Parks in under four minutes? It's hard to do, but this snappy short gives it a good shot. The (unofficial) History of National Parks covers everything from their creation to the challenges they ensure and inadvertently create; and how they provide benefit to both individuals and society. SOLD OUT: FRIDAY November 15th Gala Fundraiser 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $50.00 per person Five short films, silent auction and live fund-a-need to benefit our summer internship program. Your gala ticket includes food and beverages. Families are welcome, but a few of these films contain adult language. Call the MLT office if you have any questions! Friday Evening Gala Film Program... (unofficial) HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PARKS | 4 min. Want to know the complete story of National Parks in under four minutes? It's hard to do, but this snappy short gives it a good shot. The (unofficial) History of National Parks covers everything from their creation to the challenges they ensure and inadvertently create; and how they provide benefit to both individuals and society. SHIFT | 29 min. A group of indigenous youth spent 10 years converting traditional trails around Carcross, Yukon into a world-class mountain biking destination and have transformed the community and themselves along the way. The Fix | 8 min. Chinook salmon swim 850 miles from the ocean to Idaho to spawn in the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. When the endangered fish arrive, they find a watershed turned upside down by a gold dredge. The Fix explores the daunting task of fixing a broken river. Love of Place | 10 min. When an invasive species plant threatens to take over a beautiful desert river, an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill it. A New View of the Moon | 3 min. Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.


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