Wild & Scenic Film Festival

A Celebration of Our Environment!

Join the Haw River Assembly for an IN PERSON screening of the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the The Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill or at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on UNCG’s Campus!

The festival focuses on environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. The films inspire activism and call us all to protect the places we love.

Event Details

  • Chapel Hill Screening: Thursday, August 25, 2022 @ Varsity Theater at Chapel Hill doors open at 6:30PM program begins at 7PM SEATS LIMITED Tickets start at $14

Chapel Hill Tickets Here

  • Greensboro Screening: Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ UNCG Weatherspoon Art Museum doors open at 5:30PM program begins at 6PM NO TICKET FEES BUT SEATS ARE LIMITED – DONATIONS WELCOMED

Greensboro Tickets Here

2022 Film List

Check out some of the trailers and summaries of our favorite films we chose for viewing this year!

National Parks “One Star Reviews”: America’s National Parks are some of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s even said that they are America’s best idea. Well… unfortunately for some, there’s still room for improvement!

The Voice of a River: In 1979, Mark Dubois became a symbol of conservation and proof of how the power of resolve in one man can bring about change to our world when he was willing to sacrifice his life for the life of a river. The Voice of a River is the telling of this resolve 42 years later, after Mark made national headlines for chaining himself to a rock behind the New Melones Dam in protest of the threatened Stanislaus River scheduled to be flooded. The catalyst of legislation that eventually followed, saving numerous rivers thereafter, is testament to how humble actions can transform into larger movements that may preserve our global climatic future.

Wastewater: A Tale of Two Cities: The other tale of two cities – both plagued by decades of lack of investment and racial discrimination in their wastewater infrastructure and facing further challenges amidst climate change – told by community members, advocates, utility operators, and elected officials. As the nation grapples with how to fund long overdue infrastructure needs, this film brings to light the need for urgency and equity in these decisions.

Guardians of the River: In this film by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, Indigenous leaders share why removing four dams to restore a healthy Klamath River is critical for clean water, food sovereignty and justice. Removing the dams will restore salmon access to 400 miles of habitat, improve water quality and strengthen local communities that rely on salmon for their food, economy and culture.

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If you Give A Beach a Bottle: Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.

Community: Not On Our Soil – A Climate Justice Reality: Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy environment, yet South Africans are experiencing extreme climate and environmental injustices all around the country. In this episode of Not On Our Soil – A Climate Justice Reality, Siya Myeza from the Environmental Monitoring Group supports marginalized communities in challenging the politics and inequities of water in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Interconnectedness of all Living Things: In October, 2020, Georgia Hodges got the opportunity to paint a mural in her San Francisco neighborhood. We got to follow and film her as she took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the words and intention of the Green New Deal. With the help of artist and sign painter David Benzler, she painted a mural in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset District. The mural, titled “The Interconnectedness of All Living Things,” pays homage to life on our planet and to H.R. 109, the Green New Deal Resolution.

A River Reborn: Mile after mile the Little Conemaugh river in central Pennsylvania runs empty of life, poisoned by toxic pollution from countless abandoned coal mines. But a decade-long effort from a coalition of local groups suggests a different future for the Little Conemaugh, and new hope for rivers in coal country around the country.

Finding Salmon: Follow 11-year-old, Keyona, into a wondrous world of trees, water, and friendly fish… and find the spirit of Salmon Watch, a program that connects Northwest youth to their backyard river ecosystems.

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