Green Team Academy presents SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour


Green Team Academy presents Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join us on August 3, 2021 for a virtual film festival as Green Team Academy presents SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour! Get ready to be moved and inspired with two hours of short films featuring empowering stories of youth and communities of color from around the world! 

Ticket proceeds go to Green Team Academy to support our work mentoring everyday people to step up and #BeTheChange!

Your support helps us meet our goal of helping launch 250 environmental and community initiatives in the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge. The Challenge is like an incubator for eco-enthusiasts, providing mentoring, training, accountability and community to help challengers go from passion to action in 90 days for FREE

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For each ticket purchased, we'll plant a tree in your honor with Plant-for-the-Planet Philippines!

Schedule

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Mon, August 2, 2021

Happy Hour

Online: 6:30 - 7:30 pm MDT

Pop in and join our festival meetup on Zoom the day before the screening. We'll share some trivia to get you pumped for the films. Meet the Green Team Academy crew, challengers, and new friends from around the world!

Tue, August 3, 2021

Live Screening 

Online: 6:30 - 8:30 pm MDT

Join us anytime from 6:00 pm on to say hi in the chat and get ready for the live screening of 12 inspiring short films. Participate in the rolling chat during the films or watch the films without distraction. 

Wed, August 4, 2021

Filmmaker Q&A

Online: 6:30 - 8:30 pm MDT

Your ticket includes admission to our interviews with several of the filmmakers of the festival features. Join us on Zoom for this inside look at the making of the films and get inspired to #BeTheChange.

Tue, August 3 - Sun, August 8

On-Demand Viewing

Miss it live? Want to watch again? Your ticket includes online access to the films for five days, from August 3, 9:00 pm - August 8, 11:59 pm MDT

SPECIAL FEATURE: "TAKE THE CHALLENGE" DAYS

Tue, July 27, 2021

Take the Challenge, Africa!

Online:  9:00 - 10:30 am MDT

In 2020, our challengers from Africa blew us away with their achievements! Join us to hear about our 2020 Award-Winners from Africa. Find out how to join us for the 2021 Challenge! Hear from Derrick Mugisha, Director of Earth Day Africa, and Christopher Tumusiime, Trinity Forestry Services, Team Leader & Green Team Academy Advisory Board Member. This event will be held live on the Green Team Academy Facebook Page. More details on the Facebook Event

Thu, July 29, 2021

Take the Challenge, Denver!

Online:  9:00 - 10:30 am MDT

Hey Metro Denver, get on the map! Meet partners and sponsors who are here to encourage you and help you #BeTheChange in our 2021 Challenge! Presenters from Denver Public Schools, Eco-Cycle, Jovial Concepts, Denver Public Health & Environment, and Moving with Madison will share ideas and tips for starting an initiative in your community.  This event will be held live on the Green Team Academy Facebook Page. More details on the Facebook Event

Sat, July 31, 2021

Volunteer Day with FrontLine Farming in Denver

In-Person: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

FrontLine Farming is a BIPOC- and womxn-led nonprofit farm and farmers advocacy organization focusing on food growing, education, sovereignty and justice. For this volunteer day, we'll lend a hand with various farm beautification activities at Celebration Gardens in South Denver. Sign up here

About the Films

Grab your popcorn and buckle up! With this stunning array of 12 short films, you'll be transported around the world. Meet people from all walks of life who are facing environmental challenges and finding innovative ways to make their communities and our world a better place.  Times shown for Denver, Colorado, USA, MDT. 


PART 1

Detroit Hives

Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg, Matthew Mikkelsen, Spruce Tone Films | 2019 | 6 min.

East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. 

Mi Mamá

Jade Begay, James 'Q' Martin | 2019 | 6 min.

Mi Mama

Skydiver, runner, climber and cardiac nurse Nadia Mercado credits her mother, an immigrant from Quisqueya (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti), with her love of the outdoors. Thirty-seven years ago, her mother traveled to Arches National Park and dreamed of returning with her children. Together, the two return to explore their own connection, and the familial bond through nature. 


Iniskim

Daniel Glick, Sarah Clarke, Mariah Ore, Craig Falcon, Lauren Monroe | 2019 | 9 min.

Shot on location of.a Blackfeet buffalo drive and inspired by a true story, Iniskim follows a young girl’s journey from trauma to recovery. By reconnecting with the ancient power of the buffalo, the timeless landscape of her ancestors, and the wisdom of her culture, her life is changed forever.


In the Land of My Ancestors

Rucha Chitnis | 2018 | 9 min.

Beloved Ohlone elder, Ann Marie Sayers, has devoted her life to preserve the stories and culture of her indigenous ancestors. In the Land of My Ancestors shines light on the perilous impact of colonization and settler colonialism on Ohlone people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sayers created a refuge for many indigenous peoples in her ancestral land called the Indian Canyon to reclaim their culture, spirituality, and indigeneity.


This film is produced by South Asian photojournalist, Rucha Chitnis.


Who's Your Farmer? 

Jess Lingle, Southern Exposure | 2018 | 14 min.

Knowing from where our food really comes and how safely it is grown is becoming increasingly difficult. Farming is a practice that impacts our health, our environment, our communities and our world. This film explores farming in Alabama through the eyes of local farmers all across the state that care about the land, the water, and the people they feed.


INTERMISSION

PART 2

Green Gone

Keanu Frith, Tess Moretti-Hill, Gabriel Jeffers, Mahealani Dunn | 2019 | 3 min.

Green Gone

Get ready for a pesticide advertisement like no other. This infomercial parody made by Maui youth pokes fun at the overuse of pesticides and herbicides and the psychology used to market them.


The film is produced by students in the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club in Maui, Hawaii. The club has produced over 100 student videos in its 11 years.


Baked Fish – Peix al forn

Guillem Miró | 2018 | 4 min.

What happens if there is so much plastic waste floating in the oceans that the fish disappear? Baked Fish – Peix al forn is an ironic vision of the future.


No dialogue is needed for Spanish filmmaker Miró to land his message.


Literacy for Environmental Justice: Cultivating Youth Leaders in Southeast San Francisco

Kristin Tieche | 2019 | 8 min.

Literacy for Environmental Justice

With increasingly severe and frequent flooding, the youth in Bayview-Hunters Point are taking action to protect communities. Follow three environmental youth leaders who are changing the world, starting with constructing rain gardens in their own neighborhood. 


Literacy for Environmental Justice promotes ecological health, environmental stewardship, and community development in Southeast San Francisco engage and support local residents in securing a healthier future.


Nature Now

Tom Mustill, Gripping Films Production | 2019 | 4 min.

Greta Thunberg, George Monbiot

Narrated by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and writer/climate activist George Monbiot to serve as a call to action to use nature to heal our broken climate. 


Made with no flights, recycled footage, and zero net carbon, the film was played to the United Nations and has been viewed over 50 million times. The film is a project of Natural Climate Solutions, a group formed to catalyse global enthusiasm for drawing down carbon by restoring ecosystems.


Stories from the Blue: Ocean Guardian

Nick Zachar (Director), Shannon Shikles (Writer/Editor), Kate Thompson (Producer) | 2019 | 7 min.

Stories from the Blue - Ocean Guardians

Kids are getting out of the classroom and digging in the sand at Seabright State Beach in California. Their work is having lasting results in protecting the fragile dune ecosystem. Meet the participants and leaders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Guardian School Program. The program provides opportunities for kids to get out in their environment to do hands-on, stewardship-based projects and see the fruits of their labor.


From Darkness to Light

Nicky Milne, James Bishop, Valeria Cardi | 2019 | 13 min.

From Darkness to Light

Life is challenging for women in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania made up of numerous islands where half the population lives below the poverty line. Mothers and grandmothers in Zanzibar are becoming solar engineers thanks to training from Barefoot College – meaning they can bring electricity to their villages where previously they relied on paraffin.


Words Have Power

Lynne Cherry, Peter Rhodes, Young Voices for the Planet | 2019 | 6 min.

Words Have Power

Ten-year-old Jaysa’s dynamic speeches at rallies and city hall catalyze her community against the coal-fired power plant that causes her asthma – and they succeed in shutting it down. Evoking social justice and environmental racism, she wonders why so many such plants are put in her neighborhood. 


Young Voices for the Planet shares uplifting and inspiring success stories of youth that are challenging decision-makers, and catalyzing change.


These 12 short films are guaranteed to get our audience excited to #BeTheChange! Green Team Academy is right there to help people from around the world take action. We provide support every step of the way. Register by August 1 to join our FREE 90-day challenge!