Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Join Us Online Thursday, November 4th at 7PM

The Haw River Assembly is hosting the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival online this year!

Join us November 4th for an evening of environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet, especially climate change, and the work communities are doing to protect people and the environment. The films inspire activism and call us all to protect the places we love.

Tickets Available Here


Check Out Raffle Prizes!!!

Check out our raffle “baskets” this year!
Raffle tickets are available for purchase throughout programming on the same platform as general viewing tickets. Each purchase of raffle tickets will gain you 1 entry per “basket”. Winners will be announced AFTER the event on November 10th so that participants can purchase tickets through all 5 days of streaming.

  • The Wild & Scenic "Basket"
  • The Wild & Scenic “Basket”: 2 reusable Sierra Nevada grocery bags, a Kleen Kanteen reusable water bottle, a 5L Peak Design over the shoulder sling, a Sierra Nevada trucker hat & 2 free drinks with Joe Van Gogh
  • Ready for the Haw “Basket”: a Water Bird Print by artist Nathalie Worthington (Brown Pelican), a 2021 HRA organic cotton t-shirt, Down Along the Haw book, RIVER illustration book, Voices of the Haw CD, HRA Climate Action sticker & a reusable HRA canteen

2021 Films

Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds –The Pacific Climate Warriors, born out of the low-lying Pacific Islands, are an indigenous and youth lead movement who now have been on the front lines of climate change for decades — their rally cry is “we are not drowning, we are fighting.” In their own words “Matagi Mālohi tells the story of our journey to uplift our people and shape a narrative that paints us not as victims of the climate crisis but as the leaders, the healers, the nurturers, the artists, the gardeners, the growers, the seafarers, and the navigators we are.”

A Fisher’s Right to Know – Fishers throughout East Alabama depend on the mighty Coosa River for food, recreation, and a family pastime that goes back generations. But do fishermen and women–and their families -have a right to know which fish are safe to consume? Not currently in Alabama, the River State. Coosa Riverkeeper and other advocates are working to give fishers across the entire state that right.

Baked Fish – What happens if there is so much plastic waste floating in the oceans that the fish disappear? Baked Fish – Peix al forn is an ironic vision of the future.

Dear Mother Nature – Wyn Wiley (he/him), aka Pattie Gonia (she/her), has made waves over the past year as an environmental advocate drag queen. We follow Wyn as he travels to Hawaii to see first-hand the impacts of careless consumption and plastics on Mother Nature. Wyn meets with scientists, non-profit leaders, volunteers, then rallies the Pattie community to lead a beach clean-up. Ultimately, Wyn partners with sustainable fashion designer, Angela Luna, to create three dresses that personify the plastics crisis.

***Intermission***

A Message from the Future of Paradise – In 2018, the historic Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, CA and killed 85 people. In its wake, the community gathered to talk about their values and enact them in the rebuilding. Their vision ensured housing and employment for the survivors, and an economy and community that are resilient in disaster and in harmony with nature. A Message From The Future of Paradise is set 50 years in the future and reflects on the rebuilding process in Paradise. It is comprised of 12 original paintings documented from start to finish with stop-motion. Stroke by stroke the artist creates each painting, mirroring the process of a community manifesting a vision. With each step, the vision becomes clearer. The film is a blueprint for communities around the world who are facing disastrous conditions and seek to create a better world.

Water Flows Together – Through the voice of Colleen Cooley, one of the few female Diné (Navajo) river guides on the San Juan River, Water Flows Together elevates the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation. The film is a meditation on the challenges Colleen and her community have faced, the kinship she has with the San Juan River, and the unique opportunities her role as a river guide affords as she seeks to create positive change.

Here We Stand For generations, conservation has been about keeping people from places. Now, Save the Redwoods League and Teresa Baker ask what it would look like for conservation to include all people, even those that normally are in the margins.

24 Leeches – One part family adventure, one part environmental film, 24 Leeches is a tribute to a father’s best friend and adventure partner, his 10-year-old son. 24 Leeches documents a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands of Ontario, Canada and more importantly a way of life.

Strike with Us 9 year old Hawkeye Huey has been hearing a lot about climate change and the climate crisis we are facing, and it’s freaking him out! He – and every other child – has the right to a safe environment. This film was built to help support and drive attention to the ongoing Youth Climate Strikes happening around the world demanding action from our politicians. If you are freaked out too, then join us, and students around the world, in this fight.


How to Register for this Event

  1. To purchase tickets create a log in with Quido prior to purchase. If you already have an account with Quido, log in first before registering for the event.
  2. Once logged in, visit our screening page and click the “Register for Event” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Add ticket options listed on the right hand side of the screen to your cart. Please review purchase before placing order (Quido will ask for your billing address and payment info).
  4. Once tickets have been purchased for the event you will be able to log in with Quido the night of the event for a LIVE screening November 4th, 2021 at 7PM EST (6:30 Virtual Lobby).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the festival be screening? 5 days. The screening will be from Nov. 4 7PM EST – Nov. 9th at 7PM EST
  • How long will tickets be available? Tickets will be available through November 9th, but if you purchase before the 4th, then you can view as many times as you like!
  • Will raffle tickets be available through streaming? Yes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase through Nov. 9th. We will announce winners on November 10th.

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