The Portland EcoFilm Festival presents the Pacific Northwest premiere
SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic
Sunday, Oct. 1 | 2:00 pm | PNW PREMIERE
The concept of SILA – a term that encompasses weather, balance and consciousness – frames a story in the world’s northernmost inhabited Inuit village within the Arctic Circle, in Greenland.
As international polar scientists on Greenland’s Inland Ice Cap track the effects and far-reaching consequences of the warming Arctic, these drastic changes in weather patterns are also impacting the Inuit’s centuries-old practices of subsistence living. Filled with gorgeous cinematography of this icy landscape and intimate views of the humans on the frontlines of climate change – SILA explores the Greenlandic idea that weather acts as the conscience of nature.
Directed by Corina Gamma | 2015 | US | 1 HR 10 MINS.
THIS PLACE CALLED NUKA: Courting Adventure In Wild Alaska
Filmmaker Dave Weich in attendance for post-film discussion! | *PNW filmmaker
Jeff and Angela dropped out of college to attend the “school of life” - in a patch of spectacular wilderness tucked between a glacier and the Gulf of Alaska, seventy miles from the nearest outpost.
Directed by Dave Weich, Sheepscot Creative | 2017| US | 22 MINS.
PROTECT THE COLUMBIA FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST METHANOL REFINERY
Filmmakers Balance Media in attendance for post-film discussion! | *PNW filmmakers
Citizens from Cowlitz County, WA and the conservation nonprofit organization Columbia Riverkeeper, advocate for the Columbia River by opposing the building of the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.
Directed by Balance Media | 2017 | US | 4 MINS.