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Winner of the 2018 Portland EcoFilm Festival's EcoHero Award

SUZANNE FOUTY

Hydrologist and wildlife advocate working to raise recognition of the key roles beavers and wolves play in healthy ecosystems. Featured in the film THE BEAVER BELIEVERS.



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Winner of the 2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival's EcoHero Award

WINONA LADUKE

Indigenous leader, environmentalist, rural economist, author, founder of Native grassroots environmental support organization, Honor The Earth. Subject of the film FIRST DAUGHTER AND THE BLACK SNAKE.



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Winner of the 2016 Portland EcoFilm Festival's EcoHero Award

JON BETZ and TAGGART SIEGEL

Filmmakers of SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, their third feature film (along with QUEEN OF THE SUN and THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN) examining mankind’s shaping of agricultural practices and history.



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Winner of the 2015 Portland EcoFilm Festival’s EcoHero Award

RON PRECIOUS

Original Greenpeace expedition cinematographer whose imagery helped set in motion a global awakening of the environmental movement via Greenpeace’s direct action protests on nuclear arms and ocean advocacy. Featured in the film HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD.



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Winner of the 2014 Portland EcoFilm Festival’s EcoHero Award

ELMER CROW, JR.

Nez Perce elder who led efforts to restore Pacific Lamprey to PNW rivers. Accepting the award in memory of Mr. Crow was his wife, Lynda Crow and son Jeremy Five Crows. Mr. Crow is profiled in the film THE LOST FISH.