Sebastopol Center for the Arts proudly presents Documentaries Make House Calls from Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Docs Make House Calls will be streaming films, beginning June 19 and extending through the end of the year. All DMHC films are SDFF 2020 Official Selections. Tickets for this environmental activist film program are $12. The program beings streaming July 31 and end on Aug. 9.
We encourage donations beyond your ticket cost. Consider matching what you might have spent on that medium popcorn plus Milk Duds or Raisinets. Online delivery of films is not free for us.
More extraordinary feature length and short films from SDFF 2020 are coming directly to you online through Docs Make House Calls. Check in to sebastopolfilm.org to keep up with special interest stories, news and the opportunity to view more movies that matter.
*Starting this week, we will be offering DMHC Passes. The pass will give you access to this week’s program, and all future 2020 DMHC programs at the discounted rate of $10 per program.
L’eau Est La Vie: From Standing Rock To The Swamp
Sam Vinal Vinal, Director
2019, U.S., 24 minutes
On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it. Cherri Foytlin leads us on a no-nonsense journey of Indigenous resistance to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP) in the swamps of Louisiana.
This struggle is not over a singular pipeline. Rather, the pipeline is one piece of an ongoing legacy of colonization and slow genocide.
Festivals & Awards:
Official Selection: Sioux City Intl. Film Festival, Portland Unknown Film Festival, Red Nation int’l Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, Portland EcoFestival 2019, American Indian Film Festival 2019, Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival 2019, Environmental Film Festival
https://www.mutualaidmedia.com/water-is-life l @mutualaidmedia
EYE OF THE PANGOLIN
Bruce Young, Director
2019, South Africa, 46 min. + Filmmaker Conversation
The search for an animal on the edge…
Due to an increasingly insatiable market in Asia, their pangolins have disappeared almost entirely. They are poached and killed for the supposed medicinal value of their scales and as a dining delicacy. Due to an increasingly insatiable market in Asia, their pangolins have disappeared almost entirely. They are poached and killed for the supposed medicinal value of their scales and as a dining delicacy.
Two award-winning South African filmmakers are on a mission to capture the African pangolin on film in the hope that if people come to know it, they will care enough to help end this horrific trade.
www.pangolin.africa/the-film l f: @pangolin.africa l t & i @PangolinAfrica
Mark Titus, Director
2019, U.S., 62 minutes
How Do You Save What You Love?
By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA had enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay – the current political regime in the United States has unilaterally revived a mining corporation’s relentless pursuit to build North America’s largest open-pit copper mine – directly in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world.
This urgent threat spurs filmmaker, Mark Titus back to the Alaskan wilderness – where the people of Bristol Bay and the world’s largest wild salmon runs face devastation if a massive copper mine is constructed. The Wild is a race against time.
Festivals & Awards
Doc LA 2019—Best Environmental Documentary, Rod Stewart Award for Ocean Conservation 2020—Best Film, Boston Film Festival 2019—Eco Film Award; Breckenridge Film Festival 2019—Winner Best Documentary; Mystic Film Fest 2019—Best Conservation Film
www.thewildfilm.com l @thewildfilm, @augustisland
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