On February 9-10, the Enrichmond Foundation, Falls of the James Group – Sierra Club, Capital Region Land Conservancy, and the James River Green Building Council will join together to present the third annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond. The weekend-long event will showcase films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.
Thanks to sponsors such as Bon Secours, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Whole Foods Market, EarthCraft Virginia, REI, James River Association, Carytown Merchant’s Association, Nacho Mama’s, Watershed Architects, and the Falls of the James Group, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com.
More information about the films, guests and speakers, and specific schedules for each day will be made available as the event becomes nearer. However, the following films have been confirmed:
Chasing Ice: the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Mother Nature’s Child: explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development.
Green Fire: the life of legendary American environmentalist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac (1949), which catalyzed our ecological awareness and is a classic of American literature.
Bending Sticks: celebrates the 25-year career of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. Richmond creation sites include Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and the Richmond Childrens’ Museum.
The Age of Stupid: a drama-documentary about a future archivist, alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
The Big Fix: investigates questions of corporate negligence and political corruption surrounding last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its lingering aftereffects on the Gulf Coast.
The Clean Bin Project: follows a year trying to live consumer and waste-free and explores the larger issues of garbage in North America.
Vegucated: follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.
Queen of the Sun: takes us on a journey of the disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive.
Atomic States of America: a documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island — a nuclear-reactor community.
Ingredients: a seasonal exploration of the local food movement featuring celebrated chefs.