30 environmental documentaries will be showcased during the festival weekend in March
One Earth Film Festival has unveiled five documentaries— GMO OMG, More Than Honey, Harmony, Jens Jensen: The Living Green, and Revolution—for 2014. In its third year, the festival, March 7-9, will bring to audiences dozens of environmental films at multiple locations around Chicago and the near west suburbs of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.
“People are yearning for solutions to today’s complex environmental problems,” says Ana Garcia Doyle, film selection committee chair for the One Earth Film Festival. “As the selection committee culls through about 200 films to arrive at our final list, we are focusing on films that grapple with tough issues while showing that solutions are within reach.”
Continue reading to learn more about the film selections, venues and sponsors that are lined up for the 2014 fest.
While the festival’s full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, the selection committee has already accepted five films: GMO OMG explores the potential loss of humanity’s most precious inheritance: seeds. More Than Honey celebrates the magic of bees and advocates for their protection. Harmony follows the Prince of Wales’ quest to bring attention to critical global issues. Jens Jensen: The Living Green traces the influence of one of Chicago’s greatest landscape architects, his contributions to designing area parks inspired by nature and his fight to save the Indiana Dunes. Revolution profiles dedicated individuals and organizations worldwide who are fighting to solve our most pressing environmental challenges and inspiring others to do the same.
Building on the enthusiastic response to its first two years, the One Earth Film Festival will expand to several Chicago venues in 2014 in addition to Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park venues. Confirmed screening venues include University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, Triton College, Dominican University, Oak Park Public Library, River Forest Public Library, Lake Theatre, The Nineteenth Century Club, First United Church, Holly Court Terrace and The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor.
Committed sponsors of the fest include Seven Generations Ahead, Manaaki Foundation, Moller Family Foundation, Village of Oak Park, Three Queens Organic and Wellspring Environmental Products. Those interested in sponsoring the fest should contact Sally Stovall.
The One Earth Film Festival showcases top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and leads audiences in riveting post-film discussions focused on solutions. The Festival is a production of Green Community Connections, a deep-roots organization devoted to creating a sustainable future in the Chicago metropolitan area. Learn more about the One Earth Film Festival at oneearthfilmfest.org.