COMMUNITY CAMPFIRE LINEUP
February 21, 2021 7:00PM EST
Check out our Night 2 trailer and lineup below!
Night 2 will be shown on YouTube Premiers. We'll send the link to you before the Film Fest.
We Can All Help The Earth
Illinois, USA, 5 min
Zoë and Jada Nevels of Mann Elementary School and homeschool in Oak Park, IL
One Earth Young Filmmaker
Sisters Zoë and Jada use stop-motion, green-screen, and live action in their five-minute film to explain how electricity is produced, the dangers of using too much fossil fuel, and what each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint. With the help of lively music and their own charisma, the girls explain the clean energy options and small steps we each can take in our everyday lives. In their contest entry, Zoë disclosed her motive for entering was to learn more about the environment and have fun while doing it!
New York, USA, 6 min
Jordan Renville of The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
One Earth Young Filmmaker
Jordan layers one-on-one interviews with excerpts from news stories about extreme weather events in his six-minute film “Change.” Each interviewee has a personal story to tell about how they are impacted by climate change or pollution. Dramatic piano music creates a sense of foreboding, while Jordan’s “glitch effect” adds to the sense of urgency. A youth representative from Extinction Rebellion implores, “We know how we can stop this. It’s going to take massive change. We can do that; we have done that! In times of crisis, people rally together. . . . It’s going to happen because it has to.”
Colorado, USA, 7 min
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Beiber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to demand greener policy from our world’s leaders.
Climbing out of Diasaster
Puerto Rico, 9 min
In September 2017, hurricane Maria barreled across the Atlantic and slammed full force into Puerto Rico. With winds recorded at up to 175 mph, the natural disaster devastated the island, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Bryant Huffman—a 39-year-old climbing guide from Cupey, Puerto Rico—realized that the only way up after hitting rock bottom was to climb. Now, he and his guides are using their ropes and gear not to just bolt and climb new routes, but to pull their island out of disaster.
Racism and the Environmental Movement
Illinois, USA, 4 min
Natalie’s 4.5 minute-film is a strong critique of the environmental movement. In it she highlights that, “The mainstream environmental movement has focused on white environmentalism, like preservation of wilderness for leisure and recreation, when the most vital problems that result from climate change affect communities of color.” Her examples include the Flint, Mich. water crisis, the Dakota access pipeline, and the excessive media coverage of Greta Thunberg while activists of color receive little attention. Natalie hopes her film will help us all “move forward with the right priorities.”
Par For the Course
California, USA, 4 min
Mirna Valerio takes on her first ever sky race at the 4th annual Broken Arrow Sky Race. Mirna navigated the rocky, exposed ridge lines, steep climbs and snow filled descents of this challenging course with an attitude unlike any other.
Brothers of Climbing
New York, USA, 7 min
Description: How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'” A small group of climbers began to challenge that thought. The Brothers of Climbing is a crew that's making the climbing community more welcoming. Watch to see how they created a community where one wasn’t.
Moksha — Freedom Through the Mountains
Nepal, 22 min
Francesca Weikert and Julie Cornelius
Moksha is a film that highlights three Nepali women who have dedicated themselves to spreading the joy that mountain biking can bring to women across the Himalayas.
Hawaii, USA, 3 min
Chloe Chin, Tessa Chin, Ka'imi Kaleleiki of Maui, Hawaii. Young Filmmakers attended Maui Huliau Foundation’s filmmaking classes.
One Earth Young Filmmaker
In their three-minute film “Remember,” three girls dressed in black walk and stand in a lush Hawaiian forest. Through recitation of a poetic text from the classic Anne of Green Gables, they remind us of the abundance and purity of nature, which is being destroyed with plastic, pollution, and human infrastructure. In one scene, the narrator begins in the forest among the trees, then turns to find herself on a street filled with cars the next. “Is my convenience worth the destruction of our home?” she asks. “The solution is in us. We just have to remember.”
Yasuni National Park: The Real Power Belongs to the People
Ecuador, 7 min
Oriana Camara of Wheaton College in Massachusetts
One Earth Young Filmmaker
Oil drilling within Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park is destroying one of the most biodiverse places on planet Earth and with it the home of thousands of indigenous peoples. In 2013, the president at the time, President Correa, signed an executive order to end a fund that had been created to preserve the natural wonder. Since the decision, oil companies have entered into this untouched part of the rainforest to extract the crude oil below the ground's surface. Please watch, listen, and then speak out because, "The real power belongs to the people." -Greta Thunberg”
A Reason to Fish (Una Razon para Pescar)
Florida, USA, 10 min
Dan Diez loves to fish. It's the reason why he spends many long nights under bridges in Miami fly fishing out of a canoe for giant tarpon. On the surface, his passion flows from the thrills and wonder of a heart-pounding experience with rod and fly that connects him intimately with the natural world. However, at a deeper level, the passion is rooted in a story--a story about Dan and his grandfather--that involves traditions born in Cuba, political imprisonment, the search for a new home, and a relationship with water that symbolizes a freedom often taken for granted.
Nature is a Human Right
Michigan, USA, 5 min
Shadia Fayne Wood, Survival Media Agency
Ajee Witherspoon is one of the first 80 leaders trained with Detroit Outdoors, which provides gear and trains people to become outings leaders in their own communities. This film introduces Ajee and the Detroit youth she helps connect with the outdoors while challenging them to advocate for nature, the environment, and the world.
USA, 10 min
Chelsea Jolly and Whit Hassett
Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. Accompanied by running companions who represent diverse perspectives in what it means to be a public land owner, she assesses what is at stake if previously protected lands are reduced and if the public is largely unaware. THIS LAND is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment.
Merrell Presents: Akuna Hikes - PTSD Healing Through Hiking
USA, 6 min
War veteran Will Robinson (aka @AkunaHikes) was diagnosed with PTSD following a tour in Iraq. After years of struggling with the effects of the disorder, he decided to make a drastic change. That is when he found hiking as a form of healing.
Tennessee, USA, 15 min
In the heart of Soulsville in south Memphis, Tennessee, a revolution is happening. And it all starts with climbing. This is the story of Memphis Rox Climbing + Community, a climbing gym that has transcended the classic model of business. With a “pay what you can” approach, Memphis Rox is more than a gym, and bigger than climbing. It’s a glimpse into the future where a climbing gym can become a crucible for diversity, inclusivity and community.