Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces Virtual Festival May 8–23

Posted May 1, 2020 at 6:58 am by

The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val in coop­er­a­tion with Bull­frog Com­mu­ni­ties is proud to present a Vir­tu­al Film Fes­ti­val of cli­mate-change-relat­ed films in cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th anniver­sary of Earth Day 2020.

Begin­ning May 8th and con­tin­u­ing through May 23rd, FHFF will offer sev­en pow­er­ful, envi­ron­men­tal­ly focused doc­u­men­tary fea­ture films for online stream­ing.  View­ing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99 for an All-Access Fes­ti­val Pass. Films will be avail­able for view­ing dur­ing the two-week stream­ing peri­od. To kick things off begin­ning May 1st, you can watch a short doc­u­men­tary, ​Cul­ti­vat­ing Kids, at no charge. View trail­ers at fhff.org.

Pur­chase your tick­ets or All-Access Fes­ti­val Pass begin­ning May 1st at the Fes­ti­val web­site, fhff.org. After pur­chase, you will be pro­vid­ed a link to access the Screen­ing Room for view­ing each film.

Here is the excit­ing line-up:

  • Anthro­pocene exam­ines whether human impact has tipped the plan­et into a new geo­log­i­cal epoch, with all of its polit­i­cal, social, and behav­ioral impli­ca­tions. 97 minutes
  • Bio­philic Design explores a design rev­o­lu­tion that con­nects build­ings to the nat­ur­al world, build­ings where peo­ple feel and per­form bet­ter. 62 minutes 
  • Bring­ing it Home extols the many ben­e­fits of indus­tri­al hemp for the envi­ron­ment and human health, while reveal­ing the obsta­cles to what could be a thriv­ing indus­try for U.S. farm­ers. 52 minutes
  • Cul­ti­vat­ing Kids is a 23-minute short film about one way our neigh­bor­ing Whid­bey Island is edu­cat­ing kids to get back to nature and farm­ing.  This film is avail­able for FREE view­ing begin­ning May 1. 
  • DamNa­tion explores the sea change in our nation­al atti­tude from pride in big dams as engi­neer­ing won­ders to the grow­ing aware­ness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. 
    87 minutes
  • Plan­e­tary is a provoca­tive cin­e­mat­ic jour­ney that explores our cos­mic ori­gins and our future as a species.   84 minutes
  • The Sequel looks at the influ­en­tial work of David Flem­ing, who dared to re-imag­ine a thriv­ing civ­i­liza­tion after the col­lapse of our cur­rent main­stream economies and inspired the Tran­si­tion Towns move­ment.  61 minutes 
  • The Wis­dom to Sur­vive exam­ines the chal­lenges that cli­mate change pos­es and dis­cuss­es mean­ing­ful action that can be tak­en by indi­vid­u­als and communities. 

This Vir­tu­al Film Fes­ti­val is gen­er­ous­ly spon­sored by KCTS9, Kings Mar­ket, and The Now­but­later Ini­tia­tive.

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