SPECIAL PROGRAM WITH SACRED KEEPERS:
"Nature is Speaking" &
"Carbon for Water" (2011) 22 minutes
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY--2012 NYLA International Film Festival, BEST ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT FILM--2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival, BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM--2012 Mexico International Film Festival
Filmmaker: Elsa Lopez
One Earth Film Festival Rating: Ages 7+, Contains Heavy Themes
TICKETS - Saturday, March 7, 3 PM
Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, Second Floor, 4445 South King Drive, Chicago, IL
Winner of nearly two dozen best in category film festival awards, Carbon for Water has inspired audiences and policymakers across the globe with the story of Vestergaard’s innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live.
Unsafe water claims more lives than war. In Kenya, water insecurity is a life-threatening reality, and the population is expected to leap from 40 million to 60 million in the next twenty years. Most of the country still depends on wood and charcoal for household energy, and forest cover is dwindling. At the same time, the climate is changing: rainfall is decreasing, river levels are low and water contamination is on the rise. In the fierce competition for shrinking resources, the most vulnerable are women and girls, who are responsible for finding water and fuel for their families.
This program will screen a series of short films, "Nature Is Speaking" along with "Carbon for Water" followed by a special discussion program in partnership with Sacred Keepers. Panelists are Jesse Vega-Perkins and Sam Cohen of Engineers Without Borders at Northwestern University as well as Kaijah Censotti of My Chosen Vessels Youth Board and Sacred Keepers Youth Council.
The Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab is a Chicago based, non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability and environmental service learning, youth driven social philanthropy and connecting our youth to nature and indigenous cultures.