IT'S EASY BEING GREEN: FILMS ABOUT ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Sunday, January 18 | 11:30 AM
Various countries | 2014 | 90 min., including activity and talk | English
Environmentally-themed films that are as educational as they are entertaining. Followed by an interactive activity led by "e" inc., as well as a discussion with 11-year-old Alice Van Evera from Lexington, who was so inspired by the films from the"Young Voices for the Planet" series that she started a group that was instrumental in getting a regulation banning solar panels on her town’s buildings overturned. Recommended for age 4-12 ($8).
The Dam Keeper: a multi-award winning animated film by former Pixar artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi about a pig who keeps the sails on a large windmill dam moving in order to keep pollution out of the desolate town that is the lone survivor of an environmental disaster.
Hedgehogs and the City: a multi-award winning animated film from Latvia by Ēvalds Lācisfrom about two hedgehogs and their animal friends who learn to make money in order to return the city to the countryside.
Tant de Foret, a visually stunning animated film from France by Burku Sancur and Gregory Goden that speaks of the irony that newspapers warn us about deforestation even though they are made of paper themselves.
Sticky, an animated film from Australia by Jilli Rose that tells the astonishing true environmental story of the return of the stick insects population to Australia after their supposed extinction.
Young Voices for the Planet, two films about youths from all over the world who are making a difference for the environment by Cape Cod filmmaker Lynne Cherry, including Plant for the Planet about a 9 year-old German boy whose organization helped plant more than a billion trees in Germany and around the world, and Olivia's Birds and the Oil Spill, about one girl's deep connection with the natural world, in particular, with the Gulf of Mexico, and how her love of birds drove her to create 500 bird paintings to raise $200,000 for Audubon's efforts to rescue birds after the BP Oil spill.
Co-presented by “e” Inc.
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Sponsored in part by a grant from the Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Waltham & Watertown Cultural Councils