Beginning on Friday, October 14 with a showing of The Last Mountain, and continuing on through the weekend, the Moving Image Festival portion of the upcoming Bioneers conference promises to delight and provoke with daily screenings of an exciting line-up of independent and alternative media.
Perhaps of most interest to sustainable food enthusiasts will be Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? and Priceless.
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Queen of the Sun features Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk and beekeepers from around the world, in an engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film that reveals a dramatic story about the problems and solutions in renewing a culture to be in balance with nature. In Person: Emmet Brady with Gunther Hauk, Michael Thiele, and director Taggart Siegel.
The New Environmentalists: The Solution
On an island off the coast of Siberia, a dedicated activist fights to protect endangered wildlife and the region’s biodiversity from oil and gas development. In Person: Tom Dusenbery.
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Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Priceless looks at how agriculture and energy are shaped by a variety of interests including industry groups, political parties, lobbyists, citizen groups, candidates and officeholders. In Person: Director Steve Cowan.
Also scheduled as part of this year’s Moving Image Festival are:
The Last Mountain
The Last Mountain portrays the devastating effects of mountaintop coal removal in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley. In it filmmaker Bill Haney illustrates the way residents and activists are standing up to the industry and major employer that is so deeply embedded in the region and concentrates on the efforts of Bobby Kennedy Jr. who along with grassroots organizations helped increase awareness of the rising battle over Appalachian mountaintop mining. The Last Mountain premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In Person: Riki Ott with Reid Martin Basso.
The New Environmentalists: My Toxic Reality
In which an entrepreneur returns home to his environmentally damaged coastal community to fight an ominous source of major industrial pollution. In Person: Tom Dusenbery, John Antonelli & Will Parrinello.
The Naked Option: A Last Resort
The brave women of The Naked Option peacefully transform their “naked power” into very 21st century political action and mobilization. In Person: Sarah Skenazy with director Candace Schermerhorn.
Miss Representation presents stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, academics, and activists like Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Jane Fonda, Rachel Maddow, and Gloria Steinem along with startling facts and statistics leave the audience armed with a new perspective.
Soap, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
This is the incredible true story of the Germ and Soap Company that teamed up to fight drug charges. In it David Bronner President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps shows how natural soaps test positive for the date rape drug GHB using police field kits while detergent based fake soaps always test negative.
In Person: Line Producer, Debbie Brubaker; Social Action Campaign Director, Amy Zucchero; Whitney Smith, Founder of Girls for Change; with Babette Hogan
Join Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand to view her feature documentary work-in-progress about heat, poverty and the politics of crisis in an American city. In Person: Director Judith Helfand.
The award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain re-examines everything she thought she knew about life, relationships, and connectedness. In Person: Judith Helfand with Director Tiffany Shlain.
Olive Oil From the Holy Land
Dr. Bronner’s began sourcing 90% of our olive oil needs from Palestinian producers near the West Bank town of Jenin.
For more information and to register to attend, visit the Moving Image page on www.bioneers.org.
Bioneers is also co-hosting the West Coast premier of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip on October 11, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
The Bioneers conference comes to the Bay Area every year in October, and the venue – the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at Marin Center – is less than twenty miles north of Civic Center in San Francisco. Plan your trip by public transportation HERE.
October 13 – 17, 2011
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
For more information about this year’s conference speakers, see Food and Farming on the menu at Bioneers 2011