One Earth Film Festival 2013 Schedule

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See  One Earth Film Festival 2013 Official Selections below, in an at-a-glance layout.  Download the 2013 film schedule as a pdf.

For a list of films and links to descriptions and trailers, go here.

Tickets/reservations available now!   Most events are free; suggested donation is $5 per film or $15 for unlimited films. As seating is limited we request that you RSVP by selecting the films that you plan to attend.

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Soul Food Junkies

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Sunday, Mar 3, 3P/St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Chicago – Tickets

Byron Hurt/2011/63 min/FAMILY

Soul Food Junkies explores the health advantages and disadvantages of Soul Food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.

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The Mantis Parable

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Saturday Mar 2, 12:30P/William Beye Elementary School, Oak Park – Tickets

Josh Staub/2005/8 min/FAMILY

The charming tale of a humble caterpillar trapped in a bug collector’s jar and in need of a helping hand.

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Stories of TRUST – Calling for Climate Recovery

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Playing at various venues throughout One Earth Film Festival 2013 (see below for details) – Tickets

Kelly Matheson; Christi Cooper-Kuhn/2012/9 min per segment/FAMILY

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, is about the perfect trifecta of youth, law and justice.  This series of short documentaries features the voices of daring youth from across the country who went to court to compel the government to protect our atmosphere, in trust, for future generations.  Calling for Climate Recovery is a 10-part groundbreaking documentary series of nine young people who bravely share their stories of harm, activism and hope around the climate crisis.  

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Snowflakes and Carrots

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Saturday, Mar 2, 10A/William Beye Elementary School, Oak Park – Tickets

Samantha Leriche-Gionet/2010/4 min/FAMILY

A little girl steals the carrots from all the snowmen in town.  The filmmaker’s graduation film from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia University).

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Working Bikes

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Saturday, Mar 2, 3P/Greenline Wheels, Oak ParkTickets;
Sunday, Mar 3, 3P/Brown Cow, Forest ParkTickets

2012/5 min

Follows the Chicago organization by the same name that removes discarded bikes from the waste stream and then rehabs the bikes for donation.

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Dying Green

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Saturday, Mar 2, 12:30P/Oak Park Public LibraryTickets

Ellen Tripler/2011/26 min/Mature theme

Have you chosen to live a greener life?  One man has and he has taken it one step further: he not only wants to live green but he wants die green as well and is helping others do the same.  Dying Green, a short documentary set in the foothills of the Appalachians, explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land.

Join filmmaker Ellen Tripler to discuss her film at this screening!

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Designing Healthy Communities PBS Series: Searching for Shangri-La

Saturday, Mar 2, 12:30P/Oak Park Public LibraryTickets

2012/60 min

Dr. Richard Jackson explains the link between our health and the way our communities — especially our suburbs — are designed.  Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric way we live our lives today. It’s no secret that today’s generation of children are likely to have shorter lives than their parents because of their unhealthy lifestyles.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Well-designed communities can improve both physical and mental health, as Dr. Jackson explains in this four-part public television series and the accompanying book.  Searching for Shangri-La is part four of the series.

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Split Estate

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Saturday, Mar 2, 12:30P/River Forest Public LibraryTickets

Debra Anderson/2009/76 min

Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.

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Change for the Oceans

Saturday, Mar 2, 12:30P/William Beye Elementary School, Oak Park – Tickets

Freerange Studios; Monterey Bay Aquarium/2010/1.5 min

Step into the Monterey Bay Aquarium and you’ll be inspired to do something, anything, to preserve the oceans. It’s a stunning emotional experience. The aquarium has been working hard to transform its passions into actions that matter. Recently, it’s been all about climate change and the undeniable fact that global warming is a huge threat to ocean ecosystems. But how to get that across in 90 seconds without terrifying the children?  Freerange Studios came up with this surreal yet simple story to motivate people to act while keeping a smile on their faces.  Then they super-charged that strategy with the voiceover talents of John Cleese.