One Earth Film Festival’s Screening of Ay Mariposa and Biomimimcry

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Date(s) - 03/14/2020
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Triton College Performing Arts Ctr


One Earth Film Festival’s Screening of Ay Mariposa and Biomimicry

We’re so excited to be a part of these screenings! And looking forward in general to all of the incredible films brought to the greater Chicago area!

Post-film discussions will include Marianna Trevino Wright, Executive Director of the National Butterfly Center in Mission TX via Skype, and Amy Phillips, founder of Biomimicry Chicago.

Location: Triton College, R Building Performing Arts Center
2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL

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“Ay Mariposa,” Krista Schyler/2019/57 min/Wildlife, Conservation, Environmental & Social Justice

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: “Ay Mariposa” tells a story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.

“Biomimicry,” Leila Conners/2015/22 min/Environmental Advocacy, Wildlife, Health & the Environment

FILM DESCRIPTION: Janine Benyus describes how biomimicry has been applied to create design solutions that capture carbon, conserve water, eschew toxic chemicals in favor of structural approaches, and rethink materials, among others. “When you’re asking how to be better adapted on this planet, there are no better models than the species that have preceded us for billions of years,” said Benyus in the film. “Biomimicry” is brought to you by Leonardo DiCaprio and his team. This film will screen with “Ay Mariposa.”

Get tickets, see more information and trailers, and check out all the other films showing in the Chicagoland area: OneEarthFilmFestival

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