Big Trees!

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Sunday, October 23 at 7:00pm  |  $10  | 

Special guest Arthur Bradford hosts an evening of media about the virtues of trees, including a look back at Portland activists’ success in protecting three cherished sequoias in SE Portland during 2015.

About Arthur Bradford: 
Arthur Bradford is an O. Henry Award-winning writer, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and MOTH GrandSlam winner. His latest book, “Turtleface and Beyond,” comes out in paperback in November. He is currently shooting a feature-length documentary about Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of “South Park” and “The Book of Mormon” musical, and he is a founding member and president of Save The Giants, a nonprofit formed a year ago to save a stand of giant sequoias in Portland from unnecessary destruction.

Saving The Giants - presented by Arthur Bradford

World Film Premiere
Gordon Hempton is an Emmy Award-winning nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist. For most of his life, he has traveled around the world in search of sound—but in recent years, an ever-increasing intrusion of noise pollution from human activity has interfered with his work. Spacious is a short documentary about Gordon, his work, and his thoughts about the epidemic extinction of quiet places on Earth. The film takes place in the Olympic Peninsula, the only rainforest in the continental US.
Directed by Palmer Morse, Matthew Mikkelsen | 2016 | US | 10 MINS.

World Film Premiere
A short cinematic piece which delves into the intimate relationship between humanity, trees and wood.
Directed by Craig Parker | 2016 | SOUTH AFRICA | 4 MINS.

US West Coast Film Premiere 
In the Republic of South Africa, in the shade of sub-panel rainforests, lives a tribe of the shortest people on Earth: the Baka pygmies. For hundreds of years, they have relied on the gifts of the forest they are an integral part of, praying to the spirits of the forest and teaching their children to respect it. But their traditional way of life is changing under the pressures imposed by "Big World" culture.
Directed by Vadim Vitovtsev | 2016 | RUSSIAN FEDERATION | 45 MINS.

Community Partners: 
Save the Giants

59 minutes