Washington Water Trust

Working to restore our state's rivers and streams.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: SEATTLE FILM SELECTION

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR WILD SIDE!
5:30Happy Hour
6:30First Session
8:00Intermission & Drawings
8:30Second Session

Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Seattle: April 19, 2017

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  is held at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. 


Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Seattle Film Selection

Ace and the Desert Dog 

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis  Khan, set out for a 60-day backpacking trip in Utah's canyon country. The pair tells the story of their trek, friendship, and Genghis records it on his Desert Dawg Adventure Blawg.




Native Waters:Rio Grande

The Wild & Scenic Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of New Mexico. But for Tesuque Pueblo member Louie Hena and his family, the river is more than an office, more than a provider, it is home. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, happening in 2018, Louie urges us all to protect more wild rivers. 



Selah: Water from Stone

Fifty Years ago David Bamberger devoted his life to restoring a neglected and overgrazed ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The result? Water from Stone. By restoring natural ecological functions, David filled hillside aquifers, brought springs back to life, created riparian habitat, and inspired a landscape movement.



Great Lakes, Bad Lines

Two Michigan-born adventurers journey fossil-free for 500 miles across Michigan's Upper Peninsula along the route of Enbridge Oil's Line 5, a 63-year-old pipeline that threatens our inland waters and Great Lakes. Through the lens of adventure, personal stories, and natural beauty, this film highlights the ecosystems and livelihoods that are at risk and inspires all to take action within their own lives. 



Wasfia 

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Adventurer of the Year Wasfia Nazreen doesn't just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, Wasfia has made it her purpose to brave these climbs for the sake of something larger-for the women in Bangladesh. Lyrical and poetic, this short documentary, shot entirely on iPhone 6S, is a reflective character portrait that takes us from the depths of Wasfia's struggles to the highest peaks on the planet, as we explore what it means to pursue the unknown. 


Destiny's Bay 

Destiny Watford organized her community to prevent construction of the nation's largest incinerator in a Baltimore neighborhood less than one mile from her high school- and won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her work in 2016. 




Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon

The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before...






The Super Salmon

Proponents of a plan to construct a $5.2-billion hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska's Susitna River say it wouldn't affect the watershed's famous salmon run because of its location- upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon. 






New Environmentalists: Water Song

Máxima Acuña, a subsistence farmer in Peru's northern highlands stood up to the giant Newmont Mining Corporation over the development of a gold and copper mine on her property. Her work was recognized in 2016 when she received the Goldman Environmental Prize. This short, narrated by Robert Redford, shows how an ordinary person can affect extraordinary change. 


A Walk in the Park

Follow Kelly Halpin on the type on 'Picnic' that only a Jackson Hole resident can concoct. A human-powered natural obstacle course, The Picnic route includes 42 miles of biking, 2.6 miles of swimming, and 6,000 feet of elevation gained while hiking. 




Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries

Human construct boundaries- around our homes, our neighborhoods, and our nations- to bring order to a chaotic world. But we rarely consider how these boundaries affect other creatures. Meet conservation photographer Krista Schyler, who has spent the last seven years documenting the evnironmental effects of the U.S./Mexico border wall, and biologist, Jon Beckmann, who studies how man-made barriers influence the movement of wildlife. Schlyer and Beckmann have seen damaging impacts of the border wall firsthand, but they remain optimistic. Humans probably won't stop constructing walls and fences any time soon, but planning out boundaries with wildlife in mind can help prevent these structures from causing environmental harm. 

Pale Blue Dot

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos through an eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, seeking to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living on Earth.