I know I’m not the only one having difficulty keeping track of time these days. Honestly, my primary focus has been making sure my daughter gets through this school year. Everything else has taken a back seat, but now that the school year is winding down I’m trying to get back on track with the rest of my life.
I’ve missed several events that have taken place over the months we’ve been in quarantine, but one good thing that has come out of this unprecedented time is that many places have taken to putting things online so we can check them out when we have the time.
Back in April One Earth Film Festival had a virtual mini fest to celebrate Earth Day . I completely missed it. I had just gotten laid off from my job of the last 3 years, was trying to make sure my daughter was staying on task and was just basically still coming to terms with everything going on in the world.
Luckily, they recently placed the fest online to “view at your leisure from your sofa”. It’s a great curation of some popular films that deal with sustainability, as well as two smaller films that screened at their festival. The bigger films might require a small fee to view separately, but you will be able to watch the virtual festival intros and the discussions that took place afterward without charge, like the Q&A with John Chester, the director of The Biggest Little Farm!
Along with The Biggest Little Farm, some of the other offerings are Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, Why We Cycle, as well as Monty and Rose, a film about a pair of endangered plovers that nest at Chicago’s Montrose Beach, and a group of short films by youth that took part in the festivals Young Filmmaker’s contest.
If you’re interested in films about sustainability or have seen some of these and wanted to learn more, you can click on the link below to register and start watching anytime before December 31st, 2020.