On February 1st - 7th, 2016, several local organizations will partner to present the Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at several local venues. The festival will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This event is free and open to the public.
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Are you interested in learning more about the films shown at the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival? Would you like to learn more about the issues behind the films? To get more information and to get involved please take a look at the document below.
Due to technical difficulties, Stripers: The Quest For The Bite was not shown at its original scheduled time. The RVA Environmental Film Festival is excited to announce that the screening of the film has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 PM at Tuckahoe Library!
Stripers: The Quest For The Bite (60 minutes) is an entry in the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest.
Synopsis: Stripers: The Quest For The Bite The story of fishermen that love the bay and the challenges it presents. This film explores the recent lack of Rockfish, Croaker, Trout, Spot, and other species. It tells of the bay’s ecosystems, fish stocks, bait, and seasonal migrations. It tells of fishing methods, tackle, locations and boats. Captains and master anglers tell how they catch fish on the bay and along the Atlantic coast of Virginia. Marine biologists and regulators tell what they look for in fish migrations and female breeding bio-stock and whether new regulations are needed. There is also plenty of action as Dave spent nearly six months at sea filming Striped Bass in Virginia.
Below is a link to Catherine Komp’s piece for Virginia Currents about Rappahannock, the winner of the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest! The film will be screened on Sunday, February 8 along with other local films between 3:05 PM and 4:45 PM at The Byrd Theatre.
Rappahannock (45 minutes) is the winner of the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest! The film will be screened on Sunday, February 8 along with other local films between 3:05 PM and 4:45 PM at The Byrd Theatre.
Synopsis: Rappahannock is a much-anticipated documentary about the river, its ecology and the people who live along its history-rich shoreline. Director, producer and writer Bayley Silleck, who has roots in Stafford County and now lives with his wife, Joan, in Fredericksburg, has been gathering material for the film over the past two years.
Synopsis: Just pick up any newspaper or watch any television news report and it becomes evident that unprecedented extreme weather events such as severe drought and heat waves, more intense hurricanes, increased tornado and wildfire activity, and crippling blizzards are leaving a trail of death and destruction throughout the world.
In the wake of these disasters, we ask ourselves these fundamental questions: Are these merely weather events that happen once in a hundred years — or are they early warning signals of a new reality — a new normal — a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff? And can we stop this from happening?
Extreme Realities investigates the link between severe weather, climate change, and threats to our national security. The film features Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Friedman, environmental visionary Lester Brown, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, and our host/narrator Matt Damon.
Sea of Change (32 minutes) will be screened on Sunday, February 8 at 4:45 PM at The Byrd Theatre.
Synopsis: Sea of Change examines the threat coastal Virginia faces as climate change fuels sea level rise and more powerful storms. Interviews with local residents and experts underscore the need for grassroots action to demand and win renewable energy solutions.