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FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: NATURE FOR ALL

An evening of short films featuring a diversity of ways a diversity of people connect with nature.

Programmed in support of the upcoming voter bond measure, Nature For All.

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THE MAN OF THE TREES

Directed by Andrea Trivero. Italy & Burkina Faso, 19 mins, PNW premiere

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso. As a child he fell ill with polio leaving him without the use of his legs, walking on his hands. Yet he has given life to more than a million trees. Because of the drought in his country, he dreams of planting another million.

Photo: Shoog McDaniel

Photo: Shoog McDaniel

BODIES LIKE OCEANS

Directed by Kat Cory. US, 13 mins, PNW filmmaker

A dreamy portrait of photographer Shoog McDaniel, a self-described queer fat southern freak, whose work with fat bodies in nature transgresses reality. From mountain-fed waterfalls to the clear blue and weightless world under the surface of a natural spring, this film is about finding beauty in new places.

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OUR TRAILS TOO

Directed by Liz Haan and Emilia Quinto. US, 31 mins, PNW filmmakers

 In one of the whitest states in the USA, a queer African American woman disrupts the outdoor adventurer stereotype.

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ROCKY INTERTIDAL ZONES

Directed by Irene Tejaratchi Hess, US, 3 mins, PNW premiere, PNW filmmaker

 A six year old boy explores the rocky intertidal zones of the Oregon Coast. He brings along prehistoric creatures, art materials, and a small tank which inspire musings about ancient and present day life.

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OREGON WILD: A NEW TRADITION

Directed by Anny Gutierrez. US, 2 mins, PNW premiere, PNW filmmaker

 A daughter continues her mother’s legacy of love for Oregon’s wild places.

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GIANTS

Directed by Luz Carasa. US, 27 mins, PNW filmmaker

During 2015, Everett Custom Homes purchased a property in Portland’s Eastmoreland Neighborhood. On the lot stood three giant sequoias, which the developer planned to cut down. "Giants" details the efforts and challenges neighbors of Eastmoreland confronted in their attempts to save these unique trees. The film brings a fresh look into local activism and the importance of community organizing.

Filmmakers in attendance.

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Admission to film screening includes admission to festival opening night party at The Magnolia.



Special guests: Oregon Wild, Oregon Film, The Intertwine Alliance, KBOO Community Radio

Sponsored by: Oregon Film, Oregon Wild, KBOO Community Radio, HydroFlask

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Earlier Event: September 26
ECOFILM ALL FEST PASS
Later Event: September 27
DAMMED TO EXTINCTION