Wild Ones at the One Earth Film Festival

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The One Earth Film Festival opens this weekend with showings throughout the day around the metropolitan area. Search or browse the selections by date, topic, and location at the One Earth Film Festival website.

Festival planners match community action partners with each film’s themes to give attendees a path to get involved. West Cook Wild Ones volunteers will be at tables or facilitating discussion at three showings (see below). All films are free, with a suggested donation of $8. The first two are for kids.


Earth + Sky Friends (Ages 3 – 8+)

Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest
Saturday, March 9. 9:15 a.m.–10 a.m.

Four shorts ranging from 1 to 6 minutes in length, a children’s book reading, and healthy snacks. Full description and registration.


Backyard Wilderness (Ages 6 – 13+)

Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest
Saturday, March 9. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Katie, a young girl, and her family live next to the woods. Busy and absorbed in their electronic devices, they are blind to the real-life spectacle around them. Katie gradually and joyfully discovers the secrets of nature just outside her door. Full description and registration.

Dirt Rich

Saturday, March 9. 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Triton College, Robert M. Collins (R Building) Performing Arts Center, 2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove.

The film shifts the focus from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon drawdown, a viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming. Geo-therapy strategies, such as regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, can return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil. Full description and registration.

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