March 4-11: One Earth Film Festival comes to Lake County
The One Earth Film Festival will present five films in Lake County March 4-11. As the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, it shares thought-provoking films that shed light on vital issues and highlight effective solutions.
Following each film, there will be a brief discussion and opportunities to learn about how to get involved with local environmental groups. All Lake County film showings are free and open to the public. Two of the films include Spanish subtitles: "Shifting Sands" and "Before the Flood."
The Lake County screenings will take place at the following dates and locations:
March 4 at 1:30 p.m.: "Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home" at Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Road, Grayslake.
March 5 at 5 p.m.: "Years of Living Dangerously -- Uprising" at Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Hall, 410 Grand Ave, Waukegan. In this film, actress America Ferrera journeys to Waukegan, where local residents who suffer from health effects from an active coal power plant are fighting for clean power alternatives. Actress Sigourney Weaver explores China's explosive economic growth and the impact it is having on the environment. "Uprising" is episode eight from season two of the National Geographic Channel's series "Years of Living Dangerously."
March 10 at 6:30 p.m.: "A Plastic Ocean" at College of Lake County Grayslake Campus, A Wing Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St. Before and after the film, virtual reality headsets will be available to view "Valen's Reef," filmed by Conservation International at reefs in the waters of eastern Indonesia.
March 11 at 2:30 p.m.: "Shifting Sands on the Path to Sustainability" at Waukegan Public Library, 128 N County St., Waukegan.
March 11, 6:30 p.m.: "Before the Flood" at College of Lake County Grayslake Campus, A Wing Auditorium. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio takes us on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness impacts of climate change and to meet with political leaders fighting against inaction.
View film descriptions and links to trailers at www.oneearthfilmfest.org/lake-county-films-2017. Lake County sponsors are Faith in Place, Prairie Crossing Charter School, College of Lake County, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Ones: Lake to Prairie Chapter, Sierra Club: Woods and Wetlands Group, and Clean Power Lake County.