The QC Environmental Film Series is brought to you by the Singh Family Foundation, the Sierra Club Eagle View Group, River Action and Nahant Marsh. The six films will be shown at the Figge Art Museum on Sundays at 4pm. Admission is $2 for students, $5 for adults, and $20 for season pass. 

January 19- The Biggest Little Farm 

February 23- Overload:America's Toxic Love Story 

The film stars Soozie, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, as she takes a deeper look at all the toxins in our bodies due to the large amounts of chemicals used in everyday products. The film follows her investigation of how we became so overloaded with chemicals and what steps we can take to reverse our exposure. Talk Back hosted by David Staub, MD

March 15- Brower Youth Awards and Shorts of Conservation Activists 

Each year the Brower Youth Award recognizes the work of young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. The winners demonstrate excellent environmental leadership in the communities where they live. We will highlight the work of four winners along with other youth activists' short films. Those movies will be followed by Deer 139. Four young scientists and adventurers unveil the mysteries of long-distance migration and make a case for sustaining intact landscapes by following the deer’s trail through the mountainous wilderness.

April 5- Honeyland 

This film has made it on to several best-films-of-the-year lists and was the most awarded film from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. This film follows a woman in the mountains of Macedonia cultivating honey using sustainable ancient beekeeping traditions which shows the delicate balance between nature and humanity. Talk back hosted by ethnobotanist Moselle Singh. 

April 26- Anthropocene 

Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. Talk back hosted by author Heather Lyn Mann. 

May 17- Sustainable Nation 

International award-winning film follows three innovators who are taking lessons learned from Israel’s water shortage to the rest of the world. The work of this visionary trio highlights the nexus between food, energy and water and underscores how solving these enormous challenges can help free women, and the world, from life-threatening poverty, illness and lack of opportunity.

 

After each film a talk back will be held to answers any questions you may have regarding the films. The talk backs will be hosted by an individual who has expertise on the topic of the film. 

To purchase tickets in advanced and watch the trailers for each film go to riveraction.org/filmseries 
 

Figge Art Museum • 225 West 2nd Street • Davenport, Iowa
Feb23Mar15Apr526May17
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
563-322-2969
riveraction.org/filmseries
riveraction@riveraction.org
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