AsRA brings Wild & Scenic Film Festival to home screens


Join the Ausable River Association (AsRA) for an evening of visual storytelling through inspiring films as they host the virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on tour on Friday, October 29, 7-9 p.m. This event celebrates the beauty and importance of wild places around the world, and the important work done to protect them.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League, takes place each January in Nevada City, California. Now in his 19e year, the home festival kicks off the international tour in communities around the world, enabling other environmental organizations to promote the science, advocacy, activism and education that are essential to keeping our wild places healthy and beautiful .

AsRA has selected 9 touring festival films that will be screened on a virtual platform. Each film is a visual tapestry that highlights the people and organizations who make a difference by recognizing and embracing the natural processes and elements essential to all living things. “We had over 200 viewers joining us virtually last year for our second annual film festival, and we’re excited to introduce a new line of visual gems this year,” said Kelley Tucker, Executive Director of AsRA.

The feature films include: “A Fisher’s Right to Know,” a look at the fishermen who depend on Alabama’s mighty Coosa River for food, entertainment and family entertainment, while wondering if they and their families have it. the right to know which fish are safe to eat; “Feathers In Flight,” the story of researchers from across the Americas who came together to use cutting-edge science to protect the birds that unite the Western Hemisphere; and “Farmscape Ecology,” an exploration of the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife in New York’s Hudson Valley that serves as a backdrop for soil, water, wildlife and grassland studies. natives across the United States.

AsRA is a local, science-based, solution-oriented non-profit organization that helps communities protect our waterways and lakes. The festival is a natural extension of AsRA’s work to inspire people to become more involved in conservation efforts in their local communities. Ticket revenues and donations will support AsRA and its programs throughout the year in the northern Adirondacks.

Tickets cost $ 25 for general admission and $ 45 for domestic admission. A student discount code is available. The “doors” of the virtual hall for the film festival open at 6.30pm and films start at 7.00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://qudio.com/event/ausable-river.

For more information, contact the Ausable River Association: [email protected], 518.637.6859, https://www.ausableriver.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival.

Photo provided by “A Northern Light”




Darcy J. Skinner

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