Patagonia’s First Waterkeeper
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA Jan 9-12th.
The award-winning short documentary, Fighting for the Futaleufú, will be screening this weekend at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Head to the foothills of the Sierras and catch over a hundred environmentally-themed films, including a short documentary by filmmakers Stephanie Haig and Darrell Lorentzen that looks at the risks to the Futaleufú River in northern Patagonia. Featured in the documentary are some recognizable faces, including Futaleufú Riverkeeper founder Robert Currie Ríos and our scientific adviser Dr. Bill Horvath.
When to see it?
#1: Saturday evening: Catch the film starting at 7pm at Stonehouse Old Brewery, screened together with three other topical films including the world premiere of Beyond Reclaimed by director James “Q” Martin. There are only about 100 seats so get there early if you can! Doors open at 6:30.
#2: Sunday afternoon: Did you miss the Saturday premiere? Here’s your second chance, during the 2pm session at the Yuba River CS. If you’re heading to Nevada City this weekend don’t miss out!
To view the full festival schedule, including workshops, nightlife and more, visit Wild & Scenic’s website (PDF). The film will also be going on tour with Wild & Scenic this year, so if you know of a local organization interested in hosting the festival (and screening this wonderful little film) please let us know.
Are you inspired to protect the Futaleufú watershed? First, see the film! You can subscribe to our Facebook page or our newsletter and we will update when new screenings take place near you.
Second, please show your support for saving the Futaleufú by becoming a donor! Every bit helps reach our goal of placing permanent legal protections on the Futaleufú River and making sure that local communities, rather than large energy companies, get to determine the future of the watershed.
All gifts are tax-deductible in the U.S. and are made through our 501c3 fiscal sponsor, the Waterkeeper Alliance. Questions? Ideas? Please write to us at email@example.com or call us at (914) 357-4837.