Friday, March 4, 2011
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Landmark Theatres Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111
This is a free event for Middle and High School students and teachers.
SFGFF’s mission is to increase public awareness of the environment through forward-thinking programs of films and discussions. Our Student Education Program aims to educate and inspire Bay Area youth to become active participants in protecting our planet’s vital ecosystems and to encourage youth interest and involvement in documentary filmmaking. Students from diverse backgrounds will come together to share stories, common interests and concerns, to learn from each other as well as from filmmakers and experts around the world. Students will leave with an increased appreciation for environmental action and media arts.
For our free 1st annual Student Education Program, we have selected films featuring forests, water, plastic pollution, marine biology, and young people whose lives are influenced by nature and the environment. Students will see why trees play a vital role in the water cycle, watch other kids making a difference in their communities, learn about the threats of plastic pollution to animals and humans, see films made by other students, and talk with scientists growing coral reefs in Fiji, among many other films.
What Has This World Come To? (3 min) – local student film/animation
Sxabue’s Umbilical Cord (8 min) – community activism/student film (Spanish language)
Brower Youth Awards: De’Anthony Jones (5 min) – local student activism/school gardens
Seahorse Sleuths (10 min) – endangered animals/California Academy of Sciences research
The Coral Gardener (10 min) – marine stewardship/coral science in Fiji
Of Forests and Men (7 min) – a celebration of trees for the UN International Year of Forests 2011
Trees (4 min) – the water cycle and trees/animation
Flood Children of Holdibari (5 min) – youth activism/climate change in Bangladesh
Without Rain (15 min) – farming and conservation in Nepal/student film
Plastic State of Mind (3 min) – plastic pollution/local music video
Filmmakers and guests in attendance. Please contact us for details.
**Please RSVP as space is limited**
If you and your students wish to be on board for our 2011 program, please contact our educational outreach coordinator:
Subject line: SF Green Film Festival/Schools