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Short Film Showcase

  • Grace Street Theater 934 West Grace Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

Join us for an evening of short environmental films followed by a Filmmakers Forum

6:30 - 8:20pm Short Film Showcase 

8:20 - 8:30pm Intermission 

8:30 - 9:30pm Filmmakers Forum: Creating Compelling Characters in Documentary Film

 

The Ill-Made Night: Thea Brooks

   The Ill-Made     Night by: Thea Brooks (WORLD PREMIERE)   -- "Ella, an introverted and imaginative 3rd grader, feels more comfortable out in the woods with her dog and her book, than in school or at home. When a logging company threatens to cut down the very trees that provide her refuge, Ella must make a decision about whether to stand up for what is right."

The Ill-Made Night by: Thea Brooks (WORLD PREMIERE) -- "Ella, an introverted and imaginative 3rd grader, feels more comfortable out in the woods with her dog and her book, than in school or at home. When a logging company threatens to cut down the very trees that provide her refuge, Ella must make a decision about whether to stand up for what is right."

 

Invisible Blanket

   Invisible Blanket: Directed by Pasha Reshikov   -- "is based on real events and publications of 1950s when the first climate change scientists started to voice their concerns in major US magazines and newspapers. Their predictions turned out to be rather accurate, yet “unheard" for more than half of a century…"

Invisible Blanket: Directed by Pasha Reshikov -- "is based on real events and publications of 1950s when the first climate change scientists started to voice their concerns in major US magazines and newspapers. Their predictions turned out to be rather accurate, yet “unheard" for more than half of a century…"

 

My Home, Virginia

  My Home, Virginia: Directed by Melissa Lesh & Trevor Frost --   Virginia holds natural beauties unlike anywhere else on earth. National Geographic Photographer Trevor Frost visits the wild corners of his home state as he walks through maritime forests and paddles under 300-year-old Bald Cypress trees. Here, he reflects on the importance of exploring these wild backyard places. 

My Home, Virginia: Directed by Melissa Lesh & Trevor Frost -- Virginia holds natural beauties unlike anywhere else on earth. National Geographic Photographer Trevor Frost visits the wild corners of his home state as he walks through maritime forests and paddles under 300-year-old Bald Cypress trees. Here, he reflects on the importance of exploring these wild backyard places. 

 

Walk on the Mountain

   Walk on the Mountain: Directed by William Gregg   -- "Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land he loves."

Walk on the Mountain: Directed by William Gregg -- "Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land he loves."

 

The Last Honey Hunter

  The Last Honey Hunter: Directed by Ben Knight  --  In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. The task, which involves climbing rope ladders up sheer cliffs to cut down combs made by the world’s largest honeybee (before collecting the poisonous honey within), is extraordinarily dangerous. But it’s a spiritual pursuit soaked in myth that the Kulung believe taps directly into the gods. And with roads, technology and market forces, it may not be around for long. 

The Last Honey Hunter: Directed by Ben Knight -- In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. The task, which involves climbing rope ladders up sheer cliffs to cut down combs made by the world’s largest honeybee (before collecting the poisonous honey within), is extraordinarily dangerous. But it’s a spiritual pursuit soaked in myth that the Kulung believe taps directly into the gods. And with roads, technology and market forces, it may not be around for long. 

Earlier Event: February 11
JANE
Later Event: February 12
Filmmakers Forum