'Chasing Ice' highlights 8th Environmental Film Fest
The eighth annual Environmental Film Fest will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, in the Olin Center for Informational Technology at Augustana College, 733 35th St. Rock Island, Ill.
Admission is free. Doors open at 11 a.m. Movies roll at 11:30 a.m. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. There will be fun and inspirational 5-minute short films before the feature films.
Parking is available along 38th St. and 7th Ave. and in lots on the campus map (Olin Center is no. 60 on map).
Schedule of award-winning films
Last Call at the Oasis
11:30 a.m. (105 min.) (view trailer)
"Last Call at the Oasis" was produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc." and "Waiting for Superman." The company says the film presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.
"LAST CALL AT THE OASIS stands out from the crowd... smart and visually arresting. It has the potential to change your mind."— Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan
The Clean Bin Project
2:00 p.m. (53 min.) (view trailer)
"Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the waste problem."
Described as "An Inconvenient Truth" meets "Super Size Me," "The Clean Bin Project" features laugh out loud moments, stop-motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. This film is a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages."
"One of those rare documentaries that makes you feel like you can do something about the problems in our world." — Vail Daily
3:30 p.m. (76 min.) (view trailer)
"Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
"Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer Jason Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers."
"Chasing Ice" has won many awards and received much media attention; from these recent ABC News and NPR stories, to rave reviews from Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe.
"Stunning... Timely... A solitary quest with global implications." [A Critics' Pick] — Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times