INSPIRED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Have you seen a festival film and started thinking “What can I do?”
Then check out our ‘Take Action!’ guides: Find out how you can get involved and have an impact on some of the most pressing environmental issues.
4th SAN FRANCISCO GREEN FILM FESTIVAL THEMES
This year the headline theme for the Festival is Water in the West. As we face the worst drought in years, we want to connect you with the ideas and organizations that will protect this precious resource.
Download the Water in the West Take Action! Guide
Find our more about films on water at the Festival.
From the hunt for bananas to the campaign to protect our oceans from commercial fishing, food security and reform is big this year.
Download the Food Security Take Action! Guide
Find out more about films on food in the Festival.
Filmmakers have brought us personal stories about what shapes the city around us, including visionary architecture and the tunnels beneath our cities.
Download the Livable Cities Take Action! Guide
Find out more about films on livable cities at the Festival.
Do we know what our kids are eating? Are they spending time outdoors, away from screens? These films challenge us to lead healthier lifestyles.
Download the Healthy Kids Take Action! Guide
Find out more about films on healthy kids at the Festival.
At the screening of Project Wild Thing we all reconnected with our wildside and remembered what is what like to unplug. Treat yourself to more time in nature for your kids, friends and yourself! Print your own Wild Time Voucher (print double-sided).
Our relationship with nature is explored in diverse settings, from saving songbirds in the Mediterranean to a botanist in the Peruvian Amazon.
Download the Nature Take Action! Guide
Find out more about films on nature at the Festival.
SHARE & CONNECT
The guides will be available at all of the Festival venues.
Check out @sfgreenfilmfestival #greenfilm or facebook.com/groups/greenfilmchat for the latest news.
FILM TAKE ACTION! GUIDES: 2011 – 2013
The City Dark [PDF]
Astronomers, cancer researchers, ecologists and philosophers provide glimpses of what is lost in the glare of city lights. What unravels is an introduction to the science of the dark, and an exploration of the human relationship to the stars.
Dear Governor Cuomo [PDF]
Follow a united front of musicians, scientists and activists as they gather on the doorstep of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to host a rushed protest concert to ban hydraulic-fracturing (fracking).
Pipe Dreams [PDF]
Delve into the most controversial environmental battle in the U.S. today: The Keystone XL Pipeline.
Cafeteria Man [PDF]
Learn about the radical transformation of Baltimore’s public school food system and the people who are making it happen.
Sushi: The Global Catch [PDF]
What began as a simple but elegant food sold by Tokyo street vendors has become a worldwide phenomenon in the past 30 years. Shot in five nations, Sushi: The Global Catch explores the tradition, growth and future of this popular cuisine.
Taste the Waste [PDF]
A timely and startling documentary on the worldwide destruction of food. Why do we throw away so much? And how can we stop this kind of waste?
Blood in the Mobile [PDF]
Blood in the Mobile is the story about how our phones are connected to illegal mining in Congo (DRC). Learn about the materials that go into our everyday electronics.
Plastic Paradise [PDF]
Angela Sun travels to one of the most remote places on earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers whom shed light on the effects of our rapid plastic consumption.
Terra Blight [PDF]
Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.
Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
Unacceptable Levels [PDF]
Learn about the chemicals – now over 80,000 of them – that go into manufacturing all the things we use on a daily basis. Experts help viewers understand what they can do to reduce their exposure to chemicals.
With My Own Two Wheels [PDF]
The stories of five individuals across the globe – in Zambia, Ghana, India, Guatemala and California – weave together into a single narrative about the bicycle as a vehicle for change.
Waking the Green Tiger [PDF]
Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary, unprecedented and successful campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze river in the high mountains of southwestern China.
Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?
YOUR ACTION STEPS