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Water is Life Fundraiser at Environmental Film Festival

  • MSA - Augustana College IL Olin 306 Augustana Rock Island, Illinois (map)

We will be speaking and fundraising at this years Environmental Film Festival. There is a great line up of films this year. Please join us, it is free and open to the public!

The 12th annual Environmental Film Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Olin Center at Augustana College, 733 35th St. Rock Island, Ill. Admission is free and doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Movies roll at 11 a.m. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be inspirational 5-minute short films before the feature films.
Olin Center is in the campus Quad. Parking is available along 38th Street and 7th Avenue and in visitor lots on campus.
The event is sponsored by the Eagle View Group of the Sierra Club, Augustana College and Radish Magazine.

Our welcome this year will include an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Sage Sisters of Solidarity followed by the short film Mni Wiconi - The Stand at Standing Rock. Our first feature film Love Thy Nature follows. "Love Thy Nature is an award winning film narrated by Liam Neeson, which shows how deeply we've lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. Love Thy Nature shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our well being, but also to solving our environmental and climate crises." (
"Breathtaking... Enthralling! One of the most potent documentaries since An Inconvenient Truth. It will replenish your hope in mankind and Nature."
- Avi Offer, Rotten Tomatoes

"The Future of Energy is a revolutionary film that captures the movement across the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy and to bring positive solutions to the ecological crisis. Featuring some of America's top energy specialists and ecological visionaries,this film presents a clear path towards a new energy paradigm, and how each of us can participate in creating this exciting future." (
"It's a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are reimagining their relationship with the planet and with each other." 
- John Christensen, MeaningfulMovies

"Disobedience is the story of the struggle to save the world. The film tells the David vs Goliath tales of front line leaders around the world risking life and limb in the fight for a liveable climate.Interwoven with this riveting verité footage are the most renowned voices in the global conversation around social movements and climate justice for a series that is personal, passionate and powerful. The stakes could not be higher, nor the missions more critical."
"A fast-paced film on the courageous history of civil disobedience for the climate across the globe, and the future of the movement to defend our planet from fossil fuels and climate change." (

Fly on the Wall: the history and future of environmental activism
by a witness to its birth
Ken Brower is the oldest son of David Brower, known as the father of the modern environmental movement and the first executive director of the Sierra Club. Ken's earliest memories are of the Sierra Nevada and the wild country of the American West. A writer specializing in natural history and environmental issues, Ken is the author of many books and has written for The Atlantic, Audubon, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and many other magazines. At the Sierra Club, for his father, he wrote or edited 14 volumes in the "Exhibit Format Series." His work has taken him to all the continents. He lives in Berkeley, California. As part of Ken's presentation, the short film "62 years" chronicling his father's fight and victory against a pair of proposed dams on the Green River of Colorado which would have inundated the heart of Dinosaur National Monument will be shown. After the film, Ken will speak about the dramatic and crucial story of what happened after the events of "62 Years" concluded. Followed by Q and A.

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