Join the Ausable River Association (AsRA) for an evening of visual storytelling through inspirational films as they host the virtual on tour Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Friday, October 29, from 7-9 p.m. 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 9 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. “We had over 200 viewers join us virtually last year for our second annual film festival, and we’re excited to present a fresh line up of visual gems this year,” said Kelley Tucker, AsRA’s Executive Director.
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.
AsRA is a local, science-based, solution-oriented non-profit organization that helps communities protect our streams and lakes. The festival is a natural extension of AsRA’s work to inspire people to become more involved in conservation efforts in their local communities. Ticket revenues and donations will support AsRA and their year-round programs in the northern Adirondacks.
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 p.m. and the films begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://qudio.com/event/ausable-river.
For more information, contact the Ausable River Association: firstname.lastname@example.org, 518.637.6859, https://www.ausableriver.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival.
Photo provided from “A Northern Light”