FSU Hosts Screening of Earth Day Film Festival
Frostburg State University will host a global screening of the Earth Day Film Festival for a second year, on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of the Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public.
There are seven selected films for this year’s festival: “Earth Hour,” “Treeline,” “The Last Embrace,” “Blue Heart,” “Le Grand Pissoir,” “The King’s Keeper” and “Terrarium.”
The Earth Day Film Festival’s purpose is to encourage the movement toward a more harmonious relationship with our environment. The films are selected to represent a broad range of interpretations of Earthly experiences. It fosters global community by celebrating Earth-minded film and art using clean energy and zero-waste goals. The festival honors the Earth and celebrates diverse content on the environment, humanity, world change and peace.
“Earth Hour,” directed by Laurent Firode of France, is an 11-minute film that paints the story of an environmentalist couple who are wholly and perhaps blindly committed to their cause.
“Treeline,” directed by Jordan Manley of Canada, is a 40-minute film that takes the viewer to the enshrined cypress groves of Japan, the towering red cedars of British Columbia and the ancient bristlecones of Nevada, following a handful of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers as they move through these giants and explore a connection older than humanity.
“The Last Embrace,” directed by Saman Hosseinpuor of Iran, is a four-minute film featuring a moment in time of an Iranian family. Brief, simple, poignant and relatable, it is a gentle finger pointing to a condition of our time.
“Blue Heart,” directed by Britton Caillouette of the United States, is a 44-minute film featuring the Balkan Peninsula, home to the last wild rivers in Europe. A deluge of hydro power development threatens to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region. Fierce local opposition is the last line of defense.
“Le Grand Pissoir,” directed by A.J. Marson, is an eight-minute documentary film that profiles David Hoffman’s creation of a zero-waste, self-sustaining, composting toilet that uses worms to digest human waste.
“The King’s Keeper,” directed by Thomas Rowell of the United States, is a 12-minute film featuring a 70-year old elephant and his keeper. It is a story of reciprocity, respect and tenderness.
“Terrarium,” directed by Brain Ng of the United States, is a three-minute, animated short film that takes an intimate look at the interactions between moving waters, rocks, plants, clouds and rain to create a unique interplay between the various elements.
Last year, Frostburg became the first university to host a global screening of the festival.
For more information about the festival, visit www.earthdayfilmfest.org.
Sunday, April 28 at 4:00pm
Lane Center Manicur Assembly Hall
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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