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Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

May 20th, 2013

Sometimes it takes a film to knock us out of our apathy and environmental ennui.

Knowledge in Motion brings the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival — A Climate of Change to Doris Duke Theatre from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.


The festival offers 14 great, eye-opening films, along with live music by the Matty McIntire Project, ono local food by The Hawaiian Chef, an art and book sale, door prizes and more.

The films to be showcased at the Doris Duke Theatre (900 S. Beretania St., enter from Kinau St.) include

>>Seeds of Freedom narrated by Jeremy Irons, tells of story of how global agriculture has been changed with conflicts of interest and control of the food economy. Includes interview with Vandana Shiva, who says seeds are at the center or reproducing the culture of life.

>> The Last Ice Merchant a documentary filmed in Ecuador about a man who for the last five decades has made a living harvesting glacial ice in Ecuador.

>> The Water Tower by Pete McBride. Set in central Kenya, film tells the story of Mt. Kenya, home to a local water god and vial to providing the nation's water supply.

>> Scars of Freedom by Celine Cousteau. The story of efforts to save an entangled humpback whale with a net that had cut halfway through the left side of her tail.

>> and others.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 museum members. All ticket purchasers will receive a copy of "Facing Hawai‘i's Future" and "Hawai‘i Wildlife Viewing Guide." Visit or click on this link for more information.

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