The 2019 Eco Film Festival will be held once a month beginning in April and ending in August. This event is hosted by Green Iowa AmeriCorps in collaboration with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, Iowa City Recycling, and the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL).
All films will be shown in Meeting Room A of the ICPL at 7 p.m.
Popcorn is provided, but personal snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.
There is no fee to participate. All are welcome.
May 9: "Revolution: The Fight to Save Our Oceans"
In this multi-award-winning film, documentary film maker Rob Stewart embarks on a global journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world's oceans -- and ultimately, humanity -- as well as to learn what it will take to reverse the challenges to life on earth.
Over 4 years and through 15 countries - from the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea to the rain forests of Madagascar, Stewart's travels reveal that our fate is tied to even the smallest of creatures. Stunning scenes of underwater sea life bring viewers face to face with sharks and lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and on the hunt with the deadly flamboyant cuttlefish.
The footage in REVOLUTION also dramatically reveals evidence of ocean acidification caused by our passion for fossil fuels, resulting in empty stretches of expired coral reefs. In every previous mass extinction, coral reefs were the first eco-systems to be wiped out.
Run time: 84 min