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Fest Opening Night: Nature For All Film Shorts

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

An evening of short films featuring a diversity of ways a diversity of people connect with nature. Programmed in support of the upcoming voter bond measure, Nature For All. Filmmakers in attendance!

THE MAN OF THE TREES

Directed by Andrea Trivero

Italy & Burkina Faso

19 mins

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso.
As a child he fell ill with polio leaving him without the use of his legs, walking on his hands. Yet he has given life to more than a million trees. Because of the drought in his country, he dreams of planting another million.

BODIES LIKE OCEANS

Directed by Kat Cory

US

13 mins

A dreamy portrait of photographer Shoog McDaniel, a self-described queer fat southern freak, whose work with fat bodies in nature transgresses reality. From mountain-fed waterfalls to the clear blue and weightless world under the surface of a natural spring, this film is about finding beauty in new places.

OUR TRAILS TOO

Directed by Liz Haan

US

31 mins

In one of the whitest states in the USA, a queer African American woman disrupts the outdoor adventurer stereotype.

ROCKY INTERTIDAL ZONES

Directed by Irene Tejaratchi Hess

US

3 mins

A six year old boy explores the rocky intertidal zones of the Oregon Coast. He brings along prehistoric creatures, art materials, and a small tank which inspire musings about ancient and present day life.

OREGON WILD: A NEW TRADITION

Directed by Anny Gutierrez

US

2 mins

A daughter continues her mother’s legacy of love for Oregon’s wild places.

GIANTS

Directed by Luz Carasa

US

27 mins

During 2015, Everett Custom Homes purchased a property in Portland’s Eastmoreland Neighborhood. On the lot stood three giant sequoias, which the developer planned to cut down. "Giants" details the efforts and challenges neighbors of Eastmoreland confronted in their attempts to save these unique trees. The film brings a fresh look into local activism and highlights the importance of community organizing.

Guest passes accepted.

Year 2019
Format Digital
Runtime 108min
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Assistive Listening Available
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Showtimes

Thursday, September 26