|Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2012|
Welcome to the 2012 edition of our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
This year our festival will be held in Reno -- on Nov. 8 at the Grove -- and in Las Vegas -- on Oct. 25 at the Historic Fifth Street School.
Here are the films we'll be showing, along with some trailers for you to enjoy.
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A Skier’s Journey EP2: Baffin Island
High in the Canadian Arctic, five friends venture to the frozen fjords of Northwest Baffin Island during spring time. Ancient and colossal, these branching hallways of rock are the domain of seals and polar bears, and relied upon by local Inuit hunters. For visiting skiers, the fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet. Baffin Island: A Skier’s Journey EP2 is a step through these magical spaces.
(USA , 2011, 18 min)
Follow the Colorado River, source to sea, with photographer Pete McBride who takes an intimate look at the watershed as he attempts to follow the irrigation water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch, down river to the sea. Traversing 1500 miles and draining seven states, the Colorado River supports over 30 million people across the southwest. It is not the longest or largest U.S. river, but it is one of the most loved and litigated in the world. Today, this resource is depleted and stressed. Follow its path with an artistic, aerial view on a personal journey to understand this national treasure. McBride teamed up with his bush-pilot father to capture unique footage and also shadowed the adventure of Jon Waterman who became the first to paddle the entire length of the river.
Someplace with a Mountain
(USA, 2010, 55 min)
Narrated by Chevy Chase, this tragic yet hopeful documentary tells the story of a small group of Island Atolls that are disappearing because of sea rise. The people who live there did not understand what was to soon be their ultimate fate. Steve Goodall came across them on his travels and when he told them they asked for his help.
An icon of the West, the sage-grouse has been reduced from tens of millions to about 200,000, a casualty of our progress. With federal protection officially warranted but unsupported, the fate of this bird in the face of new energy development is unknown. Crossroads was produced for Montana Audubon.