OARS - Three Rivers 5th Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Join us for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration. The film festival is a great opportunity to bring our community together around local environmental issues, inspire advocacy, and offer people (like YOU) a way to get involved locally.
Here is a sampling of the many short films to be presented:
Carbon for Water: In Kenya's Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. Wood used to boil the water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls bearing the responsibility for finding water and fuel often miss school or work and encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily-and life-threatening-reality. The film introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company's innovative solution.
Song of the Spindle: In this animation, a man and a sperm whale have a conversation about who is smarter. Each one lists various upsides and downsides of human and cetacean brains, but eventually come to an understanding.
Brower Youth Awards-Asa Needle: Lead pollution is a serious problem in many parks and public spaces in Worcester's inner-city neighborhoods. Motivated by this knowledge, in 2009, 13 year old Asa joined the Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that offers residents soil testing, remediation, and lead-free landscaping services. Asa now leads the cooperative's remediation efforts.
Ticket Prices: $14 (Stu/Sen $13, Mem of ATAC or OARS $11)