EarthX and EarthxFilm Festival, the world’s largest environmental festival, have been re-imagined in 2020. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, you’re invited to the FREE, virtual EarthX and EarthxFilm Festival with content live streamed on four channels between April 22nd and April 27th, 2020.
This year’s virtual celebration includes an exciting lineup of films and virtual events to help us protect and celebrate planet Earth. Women In Film Dallas is proud to be a Community Partner with EarthX and EarthxFilm; and we look forward to joining you online for these events.
HOW TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY:
On the dates of the LIVE STREAMING events, simply go to Earthx.org/Conference, select an event, and log in using your name and email.
If you’re passionate about environmental activism, make sure to attend the Women in the Environment Summit, live streaming April 23rd - April 25th. The summit includes an array of speakers, activists, journalists, authors, filmmakers and more, such as Jane Fonda, V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) and Megha Agrawal Sood, just to name a few.
The Summit begins live streaming, tomorrow, Thursday, April 23rd at 2pm CDT. Click here to attend.Register and learn more about EarthxWomen here.
EarthxFilm Women’s Shorts Block
On Saturday, April 25th, 2:30pm - 3:45pm CDT, EarthxFilm presents the Women’s Shorts Block.
USA, Zimbabwe, 2019, 14 min.
DIR Maria Wilhelm
PROD Kim Butts, Drew Pulley, Maria Wilhelm
The illegal hunting and killing of elephants has been an enormous challenge for Zimbabwe. In an effort to combat this scourge, the country has established an elite troop of rangers, all of whom are women, and called Akashinga. The film, executive produced by James Cameron, shows how the women’s training is brutal and rigorous, but their commitment unwavering, motivated by a steadfast belief in their mission.
USA, 2020, 5 min
DIR: Sierra Quitiquit
Melted imagines the future of the world if nothing is done to address the global climate crisis. The year is 2098, the ice caps have melted and all the snow is gone. The world we live in is barren, dry, dystopian and inhospitable to human life. The pursuit of adventure remains as the protagonists seeks the thrill of skiing. Budding filmmaker and professional skier, Sierra Quitiquit makes her directorial debut with this beautiful and emotionally provocative plea to protect what is dearest to her - snow, the natural world and this beautiful planet.
USA, 2019, 10 min.
DIR Chelsea Jolly, Whit Hassett
PROD Faith E. Briggs
Conservationists used to be primarily white men - sometimes bearded, usually cranky - but today’s activists are often people of color. They are also young, passionate, and willing to put themselves in peril for their cause. Faith E. Briggs, advocate and owner of public lands, makes an impact by running 150 miles through three imperiled National Monuments. Arduous but worthwhile, her act inspires each of her fellow landowners to do more to preserve this land.
USA, 2020, 7 min.
DIR John Fiege
PROD Anita Grabowski, Walter Hull, Christopher Lucas
Aniya Wingate was 17 years old when Hurricane Harvey viciously swept into her hometown of Houston, Texas, and displaced her from her grandmother’s home. She tragically became a climate refugee, which will become an all-too-common story with millions more expected to follow this bleak path in the future. However, Wingate was determined not to let this derail her life and decided to process this extremely challenging experience through a beautifully compelling dance performance.
Visit the Women's Shorts EarthxFilm website page.
Register once to attend all EarthxFilm virtual screenings and events.