ClearWater Conservancy to hold film festival tonight!

ClearWater Conservancy will bring the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival to State College once again this fall.

Hosted by presenting sponsor Appalachian Outdoors and benefitting ClearWater Conservancy, the festival will be held at 7 tonight at the State Theatre.

Festival-goers will see 11 films in all: one feature length film, one half-length feature and nine shorts selected locally from more than 50 award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture and indigenous cultures. Together, the films will run a little over two hours.

This year, ClearWater has selected five films focused on youth, including the feature-length film Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age by Camilla Rockwell and Wendy Conquest. The film focuses on children growing up in a technologically driven time, and examines the benefits of unstructured outdoor play, risk-taking, connection with nature, healthy rites of passage, and what it means to educate the “whole child.”

The youth theme continues with four short films which profile young people tackling environmental issues in communities across the U.S.

For a complete list, descriptions and links to the films to be shown, Click Here.

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the door. For an additional fee, attendees can become a member of ClearWater at a discount in the theatre lobby during the show!

-Erin

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