July 26, 2024

Earth Day In July Shorts Block A

Maine Studio Works

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, for the morning session two hour program of short films focusing on environmental stewardship and climate change, shown indoors, at Maine Studio Works.

Date: Friday, July 26, 2024
[click here for full MOFF Schedule]
Location: Maine Studio Works, 170 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
Parking: Free street parking along with the Marginal Way Park & Ride 
Time: Doors: 10AMShow time: 10:15AM
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (Included In The MOFF Gold Pass and/or The EARTH DAY IN JULY Day Pass)


Other Info:
– This screening is part of MOFF’s EARTH DAY IN JULY (click for special day pass)
– Outside water and snacks are allowed.
– email moff@maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com with questions!

Film Program: 

GROUNDWORK – COTTON – 15.68 minutes – by Lindsey Hagen – from United States – Short synopsis: Follow as the Kahle family breaks the cycle of generational health issues by revolutionizing their farming practices. Driven by a deep commitment to their family and community’s well-being, the Kahle’s bring revelatory science practices to combat years of problematic, status-quo methods of farming.
SALMON SECRETS – 40.83 minutes – by Jeremy MATHIEU – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: An investigation to understand the impacts of the fish farms industry on the West coast of Vancouver Island
SCARBOROUGH LAND TRUST: OUR FOUNDING STORY – 6.27 minutes – by Abby Wilson – from Maine, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Scarborough Land Trust was founded in 1977. Meet two of the founding members of the trust and learn about how the organization worked to combat the pressures of development.
THE BIRDS & THE BEANS – 11.77 minutes – by Pete Warren – from United States, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Pete Warren tells the story of Zorzal Cacao. Reserva Zorzal turned to organic and sustainable cacao production to fund a protected area designed to help preserve the wintering habitat of one of North America’s rarest birds – the Bicknell’s thrush. Today, Reserva Zorzal and the Bicknell’s thrush are thriving; thanks to the success of Zorzal Cacao.
SAVING SCOTTISH PEARLS – 4.55 minutes – by Eli Matthew Obus – from United Kingdom – Short synopsis: In the Scottish Highlands, freshwater pearl mussels are a particularly prized part of the environment. Julius Caesar invaded Britain to seize the gems, and they even adorn the Crown of Scotland. But poaching and climate change have imperiled the mollusks. Now the likes of environmentalists, hospitality industry players, and whisky distillers are fighting to save the pearl mussels from extinction through an unlikely method: planting trees.
MUSSEL MEMORY – 21.42 minutes – by Nora Long – from Alabama – Short synopsis: MUSSEL MEMORY explores the significance of reconnecting river systems and protecting Alabama’s freshwater mussels, our natural water filtration system. Join scientists, conservationists, engineers and anglers as they fight to restore fish passage along the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers.
A LONG WAY TO NOWHERE – 28.85 minutes – by Vincent DiFrancesco – from Oregon, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: A crew of young Americans endure a week-long traverse of Oregon’s rugged and fire-shapen Kalmiopsis Wilderness in an effort to revitalize a historic hiking trail.