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Wild & Scenic Film Festival this Weekend in Carrabelle

Beginning this weekend, the Apalachicola Riverkeepers Group will host the nationally acclaimed Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour August 26-27 in Carrabelle at the St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the film festival begins at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Admission is free.

Considered the largest environmental film festival, this year’s films include a combination of local interest films and films that take you to exotic places. Merrill Livingston will be screening her local film, “A Different Way of Doing Business” about creating a sustainable community grocery in Red Bay, Florida.

Additional films include “Eagle Among the Swarm,” a visit to the 20,000 eagles that populate Boundary Bay, British Columbia; “Eastern Rises,” fly fisherman in the last wild place on earth, Kamchatka Russia. Journey into wild caves with “Into Darkness” and explore the Pine Rocklands of Everglades National Park in “Pine Rockland Composition.” The films aim to inform, inspire and ignite solution and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Apalachicola Riverkeeper will present these original films with grants from Patagonia and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council as well as other local sponsors.

Apalachicola Riverkeeper offers this year’s film festival free of charge and invites all to join us to celebrate nature through these films. For more information, please contact Apalachicola Riverkeeper, (850) 653-8936 or go to their website www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org or email riverkeeper@apalachicolariverkeeper.org

The film festival will continue in Apalachicola on Sept. 2-3 at the historic Dixie Theatre.
On Friday night September 2, Merrill Livingston will be on hand in Apalachicola with Charles Morgan, Red Bay Grocery founder and entrepreneur to talk about creating the film, "A Different Way of Doing Business." On Saturday September 3 in Apalachicola, Jonathan Wickham will be our featured speaker. Wickham is producer of Saturday’s feature film, “Chattahoochee, Water Wars to Water Vision” with Rhett Turner of Red Sky Productions. Ironically, as the latest news on allocations of water in the Apalachicola River have been the subject of recent judicial decisions, the message of the film “Chattahoochee” becomes even more crucial.

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

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