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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Set to Open Friday

The nation’s largest environmental film festival, with some of the most amazing documentary movies you’ll ever see, is set to open this Friday in Nevada City, Ca. Known as The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the event is specifically geared for activist films.

In my capacity as an associate editor of MovieMaker Magazine, I’ve had a chance to preview several of the films from this year’s Wild & Scenic lineup. If I had to pick three you Must See, I’d go with: 1) The Cove, the story of how a film crew went behind the scenes in Japan to reveal the world’s largest dolphin slaughter (I’m betting on this film to win best doc at the Academy Awards); 2) Fuel, a film 12 years in the making, about how we can transition away from fossil fuels; and 3) Food Inc., the one documentary that hit the zeitgeist in 2009. That movie, reportedly, created more vegetarians than any single event in history.

Of course, we hope everyone there will come see our film, A Chemical Reaction, at 10:45 a.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. I’ll be there to host the film and hold a Q&A afterward. I’m looking forward to a weekend of networking with other like-minded folks and bringing some of that great spirit back to the SafeLawns Foundation!

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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  • John

    Our company, Lush Eco Lawns, was a sponsor for the BC showing of Fuel. One thing that occured to me as I watched the film is the lack of diesel (bio-fuel) mowers available. Unless you want to spend 4-5k on a massive ride on, there’s nothing out there for the home-owner. I think that could be the next great product. Might be a nice project for Safe Lawns… :)

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