Seatuck Hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Show Must Go On!
Seatuck is moving forward with the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! The event has been rescheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. However, due to the ongoing public health crisis and the continuation of social distancing requirements, the festival will be presented as a FREE, live-streaming event. Registration is required to receive the link to watch the selection of family-friendly, nature-themed short films. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival films will combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. Attendees can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure and conservation, including many that relate to Seatuck's work on Long Island (click here to see the 2020 festival trailer).
Created in 2003 by California's South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), the Wild & Scenic Film Festival promotes grassroots environmental activism through art and film. Each year, SYRCL curates the best in environmental documentaries, shorts, and adventure films for their flagship festival in Nevada City, California. To share these incredible films with more people, they take the festival “On Tour,” partnering to produce nearly 250 events each year, each creating unique film festivals in their own communities and using the festival to raise funds, reach new contacts, and raise awareness of local issues.
Here are a few of the films that will be included:
A Living River
Despite its polluted reputation, the Hudson River is teeming with life. From the tiny glass eels to the massive 14-foot long Atlantic Sturgeon, a vital web of life defies decades of oppression. Organizations like Riverkeeper and New York's DEC use lessons learned from its past as a bustling commercial fishery to its present as an ecosystem in recovery in order to protect its future.
Sounds of Survival
Deep in the emerald cloud forests of Cusuco National Park of Honduras, scientists are on a quest to record the never-before-heard call of the endangered “exquisite spike-thumb frog.” What ensues is both a delightful portrait of the process of scientific discovery and an inspiring example of the power of sound as a tool for conservation.
March of the Newts
Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection… and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from an emerging disease.
Where the Wild Things Keep Playing
An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal-clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures.
All proceeds support Seatuck's work to conserve Long Island wildlife.