Environmental Film Festival at Schiff Nature Preserve – Giants
June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This year’s featured film is Giants.
Giants tells the story of a neighborhood’s relentless fight to save majestic sequoia trees from being taken down to build a house. The power of community and everyday residents is showcased in this moving film. During 2015 Everett Custom Homes purchased a property in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood. On the lot stood three giant sequoias, which the developer planned to cut down. “Giants” details the efforts and challenges neighbors of Eastmoreland confronted in their attempts to save these unique trees. The film brings a fresh look into local activism and highlights the importance of community organizing.
Best Short Documentary at Ashland Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award for Documentary Short at the Bend Film Festival. Directed by Luz Carasa. Produced by Luz Carasa and Connor Stava.
This is a true community event, the festival allows us to show inspiring environmental films, serves as a venue for community to gather, raises funds for Schiff, and promotes learning and discussion of important environmental issues. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, recognized below, the proceeds from this event help Schiff in its education, stewardship, and conservation mission. We thank all our past attendees and sponsors.
The night of the festival, the Wood Badge Lodge is transformed into a wonderful Woodland Theatre. Attendees are encouraged to pack a light dinner, beverages, and blankets for comfort. Chairs, popcorn, and entertainment provided.
This years guest speaker and discussion facilitator is Chris Neff, Director of Communications at the NJ Audubon. Chris is an experienced communication, branding expert, and marketer with established business development expertise, customer engagement and retention as well as proven leadership and team building skills. A Mendham resident, avid bird photographer, and local celebrity, we look forward to Chris’ expertise and insights on how we can be sensitive to the pressures for development while also becoming informed on how to influence development.
Please register online at https://schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfestival.cfm