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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Evanston Environmental Association’s annual showcase of environmental documentaries, continues on March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave.
Seating will be limited; registration and tickets are available at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest, or at the Ecology Center, 847-448-8256, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
March 16 Films
“Dragging 235 lbs. Uphill Both Ways” (8 min.). This is an anthem for all people watching their children/grandchildren become increasingly plugged in to electronics but out of touch with the outdoors.
“SHIFT” (29 min.).
A lot of Evanston biking enthusiasts would love to hit the trails in Carcross, Yukon.
A group of indigenous youth spent 10 years converting traditional trails into a world-class mountain biking destination.
“Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen” (9 min.).
This could be one of the creepiest films ever hosted at the EEA’s film festival. The rumor in the northernmost city in the world is that nobody is allowed to be buried in the area because the thawing permafrost may expose the bodies long after being laid to rest.
The narrator describes the story as “the first act of a science fiction flick about something deadly, long buried in the permafrost.”
Could climate change resurrect some of the world’s ancient plagues? This is disturbing, but fascinating material.
“The Secrets Held in the Ice” (14 min.).
Told with beautiful animation, this is the story of how pioneering glaciologist Claude Lorius fell in love with Antarctica and found his vocation. While sharing drinks with friends he notices air bubbles in the ice cubes and has an epiphany: Will drilling deep into Arctic ice give clues to how the climate has changed over the centuries?
“Sky Migrations” (15 min.).
“Looking into an eagle’s eyes changes you.” So begins this engaging film by ecologist Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.