The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host the virtual on tour Wild and Scenic Film Festival, featuring an evening of visual storytelling through inspirational films, on Friday, October 29th from 7 to 9 pm.
This event celebrates the beauty and significance of wild places throughout the world, and the important work being done to protect them.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, curated by South Yuba River Citizens League, premieres every January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 19th year, the home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing other environmental organizations to foster the science, advocacy, activism, and education that are crucial to keeping our wild places healthy and beautiful.
AsRA has chosen nine films from the on tour festival that will be shown on a virtual platform. Each film is a visual tapestry that highlights the people and organizations making a difference by recognizing and embracing the processes and natural elements essential to all living things.
Feature films include: A Fisher’s Right to Know, a look into the anglers who rely on the mighty Coosa River in Alabama for food, recreation, and a family pastime, all the while wondering if they and their families have a right to know which fish are safe to consume; Feathers In Flight, the story of researchers from all over the Americas who have come together to use cutting-edge science in an effort to protect the birds that tie the Western Hemisphere together; and Farmscape Ecology, an exploration into the co-existence of farming and wildlife in New York’s Hudson Valley that serves as backdrop of studies into soil, water, wildlife, and native meadows throughout the United States.
Kelley Tucker, along with Tyler Merriam, AsRA’s Donor Outreach Manager, will introduce the films and their relationship to the local natural community. Along the way, they’ll share more about work being done in the Adirondacks, and how it fits into larger conservation efforts across the globe.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $45 for household admission. Student discount code is available. Virtual lobby “doors” for the film festival open at 6:30 pm and the films begin at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased online.
For more information, contact the Ausable River Association at email@example.com, (518) 637-6859, or visit their website.