Join the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in McDaniel College’s Hill Hall 108 on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 7 pm for a night of free conservation films including:
Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, by Robbie Gemmel and John Kirby, last year’s runner up for the ACFF Green Fire Award and Audience Choice Award. This film is the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over one of America's largest clean energy project, 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound. Cape Spin tells the incredible tale of how America's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. (86 minutes)
The Last Iceman of Chimborazo, by Gabriela Lozada Pozo, last year’s winner of the ACFF Best Student Film Award. This short documentary is a portrait of Baltazar Ushca, a 68-year-old Kichua Indian who lives in a small Ecuadorian village next to the volcano Chimborazo. Deep in the volcano is hidden an ingredient that people attribute healing and sacred powers. Baltazar is the last man on earth who knows how to find it. (12 minutes)
The American Conservation Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to using the medium of film to open dialogue about conservation and sustainability. Since 2003, the Festival has screened over 300 films to 25,000 audience members. The 2013 festival is October 31st through November 3rd in Shepherdstown, WV. More information is available at www.conservationfilm.org.
Free and open to the public
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