SHORTS: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS

Total program 74 min

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, The New Environmentalists — from Malawi to Peru (US 2022, 30 min) is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series about the dedicated recipients of the Goldman Environmental Prize who all have a common goal: safeguarding Earth’s natural resources while fighting for justice in their communities. Evan-Marie Petit’s POMO LAND BACK: A Prayer from the Forest (US 2022, 7 min), created in collaboration with the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, aims to honor the vital movement towards indigenous-led stewardship and rematriation of California forests. In Ben Derico’s Hasta la Última Gota (Until the Last Drop) (US 2022, 17 min), the citizens of Chile’s drought-afflicted Petorca Province fight to legislate water as a human right while enormous agribusinesses leech the vital resource from their community for profit. Nancy Kelly’s I’m a Burner (US 2022, 3 min) looks at how the Mountain Maidu tribe has managed forest fires for generations by thinning excess fuel build-up with prescribed burns. In Josh Izenberg and Brett Marty’s Eco-Hack! (US 2021, 17 min), biologist Tim Shields quits traditional observational biology, instead adopting direct intervention methods to prove that innovation, technology, and imagination may be the last hope for saving the planet. —Kelly Clement


Showtimes

In-Person


8:15 PM — Rafael 3

Virtual


Oct 5, 11:00 PM — Oct 17, 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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Running Time:

74

Director:

John Antonelli, Will Parrinello, Matt Yamashita, Evan-Marie Petit, Ben Derico, Nancy Kelly, Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty

Producers:

(Goldman Environmental Prize, executive producer) Evan-Marie Petit, Michael Hunter, Louis Fox

Cinematographers:

Andrew Black, Amel Djikoli, Chris Rohio, Lizeth Yarleque, John Enos, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, Cristina Valverde, Louis Fox

Editors:

Quinn Costello, Todd Miro, Maya Pisciotto, Louis Fox

Writers:

Sarah Kass, John Antonelli, Matt Yamashita, Quinn Costello, Fiona McLeod

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