Washington Water Trust

Working to restore our state's rivers and streams.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: SEATTLE FILM SELECTION

WWT's 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Seattle: June, 18, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | 5:30 PM

Washington Water Trust (WWT), a 501(c)(3) organization working to restore rivers and streams in Washington state, is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Seattle. The event will be held at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. 


Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Seattle Film Selection

A New View of the Moon

Become reacquainted with awe alongside strangers interacting with a telescope trained on the moon. Watch as Wylie Overstreet takes a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give passersby an up-close look at a familiar object: a new view of the moon.




Big World

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests, and soccer practice? Join Eddie Bauer athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne on a week-long stand up paddle boarding journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. "There's a basic paradox to parenting", says David. "You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring."


Blue Carbon

"Blue carbon" is carbon that's captured and stored by coastal wetlands, helping to mitigate climate change. This film is about mud and the multiple benefits that estuaries provide for us. "You never go into a wetland and just restore one benefit," says wetlands ecologist John Rybczyk. It improves water quality, provides salmon habitat, protects our shorelines, and also benefits our climate.



Escape

JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, is on a quest to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. Join him on the last day of his ride to discover what happens when you stop listening to all the reasons why you shouldn't, and listen to the voice inside you, telling you to go.




Think Like A Scientist: Renewal

Featuring an emerging young scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Renewal is a heart-warming story of transformation and restoration. Produced with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, this film is part of HHMI's Think Like A Scientist series. It follows up on Producer Jessica Plumb's award-winning feature, Return of the River , which chronicled the largest dam removal in history.



Carpe Diem

In a city full of people trying to catch a break, one lucky man hooks into an unexpected dream that becomes the role of a lifetime, reminding him to seize each new day as a chance to do what he loves.





INTERMISSION


Sacred Strides

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat, though the dialogue often glosses over how sacred it is to many Native Americans. In March 2018, a group of tribes came together to run 800 miles to Bears Ears and to send a message of unity. The Sacred Strides for Healing Prayer Run wove from tribal homelands across the Southwest to Bears Ears. Meet the people who are participating in the public lands conversation with their feet and learn about why this land is so important to them.


My Mom Vala

Life has a way of putting us where we need to be. For Vala, that's in both Greenland - where she works at her family's fishing lodge - and Reykjavík, where she teaches her daughter how to do it all on her own, too




Climbing out of Disaster

In the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria, a group of local climbers bands together to use their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.





Chandalar

On a clear morning in Portland, Oregon, fourteen youth with oversized backpacks await a long day of travel. Along with five veterans, a few volunteers and "Axe the Service Dog," they are headed to Fairbanks, Alaska. From there they will pile into bush planes and fly into the Arctic Circle.