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Peoria Environmental Film Festival – Nov. 7th & 8th

October 14, 2008

Patagonia presents Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival

Hosted by: Heart of Illinois Group, Sierra Club

Where: Apollo Theatre, Downtown Peoria
When: Nov. 7 (Fri.), & Nov. 8 (Sat.), 7 to 9 p.m
Cost: Tickets for each night are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for
children under 12.

View or print the flyer here: environmentalfilmfestival2008

For More information, Please call (309) 251-4950

Door prizes from local merchants as well as Patagonia, Clif Bar,
Tom’s of Maine to name a few.

Friday, Nov. 7 7 p.m.

“Mountain Top Removal” (feature presentation)

Jury Award – Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2008
At times, it seems news of environmental and ecological exploitations
of other nations is at the forefront of our awareness. What’s
happening in our own country, our own backyard, is neglected or
ignored. Director Mike O’Connell, though, points a sharp lens at the
harsh coal-mining practice called mountaintop removal, a process that
involves clear cutting and then the removal of up to 1,000 vertical
feet of mountain by explosives. He is there when citizens, students
and evangelical environmentalists confront the nation’s fourth
largest coal company.
(74 mins)

Saturday, Nov. 8 7 p.m.

“Gimme Green” – Lawns are undeniably an American symbol. But what do
they really symbolize?  “Gimme Green” is a humorous look at the
American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has
on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life.
(27 mins)

“Hybrid.Pedal” – Environmentalists and road bikers make a thousand-
mile ride from Portland, Oregon, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Along the
way, riders rode through seven threatened areas and discussed the
issues of each place with representatives from grassroots groups
seeking to keep them wild. (28 mins)

“Oil + Water Project” – Two kayakers embark on an endless summer-
style 35,000 km road trip from Alaska to Argentina in a retro-
outfitted Japanese fire truck without a single drop of petroleum.
(33 mins)

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