OARS presents 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 6
Maynard – The Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 10 p.m., to the Fine Arts Theatre, 19 Summer St., (Route 62, Maynard, with another incredible selection of films to change your world. With the theme, “A Climate of Change,” the diverse films share stories of love for the outdoors, activism, and an awareness of change in the natural world. They introduce viewers to magnificent animals and plants that inhabit our beautiful places, as well as the courageous individuals who work to protect their communities’ environment. There’s something for everyone in these delightful and informative films. Doors open at 6 p.m.
OARS’ event will feature 14 inspiring and award-winning films selected from the 2013 Annual Festival. The line-up includes: “Carbon for Water,” in which a company uses a creative carbon financing solution to save girls in Kenya from the punishing task of gathering wood to boil contaminated water. In “Murder Mouth,” Madeleine likes meat, but does she like it so much that she’s willing to kill an animal to eat it? Join her moving, humorous, and sometimes hard-to-watch quest for answers. In the animation, “Song of the Spindle,” a man and a sperm whale discuss who is smarter. The Brower Youth Award entry brings us close to home. Motivated by lead pollution in Worcester, Asa Needle, at age 13, joined the Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that offers residents soil testing and remediation. He now leads the cooperative’s lead remediation efforts. Meet this young activist in person at the film festival!
OARS is a non-profit whose mission is to protect and enhance the natural and recreational features of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord River watersheds. Established in 1986 by a group of concerned citizens, OARS engages in a wide variety of community-based activities and initiatives.
Tickets are $12. Raffles and giveaways will be held during the event. To purchase tickets, call 978-369-3956, or visit www.oars3rivers.org. Tickets will also be available at the theatre in advance and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
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