The Evanston Environmental Association’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival will once again feature some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring documentaries.
The EEA, the independent nonprofit organization that supports the Evanston Ecology Center, is the Chicago area’s sole presenter of selections from the nation’s largest environmental film festival. The second and final evening’s screening of these films will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Tickets are available at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest or by calling 847-448-8256, between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
“One of the coolest duties of an Evanston Environmental Association board member is to pre-screen the films we show at our annual film festival,” EEA Board President Dick Peach said. “And one of our hardest duties is paring down our list to just 11 films.”
The first segment of the film festival took place on Feb. 10. The films slated for Feb. 24 are listed below.
“The Wild President” (6 min.); “The Elwah Undammed” (25 min.); “Mindful Vineyards” (4 min.); “Fair Trade: The First Step” (13 min.); “Ace and the Desert Dog” (9 min.); and “A Ghost In the Making” (19 min.).
As on Feb. 10, the film festival will begin with a moment of silence for the subject of one of the films in last year’s festival, environmental activist Berta Caceres. Ms. Caceres was subject to death threats for her opposition to a dam, and last year she was found murdered in her home in Honduras.
“We always want the film festival to entertain, but it should also inspire activism to carry on the work of Ms. Caceres and countless others doing good things in the world,” Mr. Peach said.