Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds – worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Filmmakers Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz’ Seed: The Untold Story paints a more expansive picture of world seed variety than we may have known, especially with regard to seed-saving efforts around the world
The 2017 RVA Environmental Film Festival (EFF) is proud to announce that, with the support of Slow Food RVA as a sponsor, there will once again be no charge for admission to a spectacular showcase of over 20 films. Between February 6 and 18, these amazing documentaries will help raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet.
There is a variety of films for both children (The Lorax and Planetary) and adults with titles likeHow to Let Go of the World and Love All of the Things Climate Can’t Change, Bag It, NY Times Critic Pick - The Messenger, Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, Catching the Sun, and Disney's Oceans.
The award winning Catching the Sun takes viewers on a voyage across five oceans and to 50 different worldwide locations to hear environmentalists’ thoughts on solar energy.
Another compelling film is How to Let Go of the World and Love All of the Things Climate Can’t Change, produced by Oscar-nominated documentarian Josh Fox (Gasland). It is described as a highly entertaining, imaginative, and often emotional road trip that reveals the effects of fossil fuels on the Earth — from superstorm Sandy to Greenland’s melting ice sheet to urban China’s toxic levels of air pollution to oil spills in Ecuador.
These are just two of the many films brought to Richmond for the public’s enjoyment and education which will take place at six locations in the Richmond metropolitan area. See complete film descriptions, locations, and times.