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Wild and Scenic Film Festival at ISU April 23

Posted April 8, 2008

Idaho Rivers United and the Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center will present the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the ISU Bengal Theatre in the Pond Student Union Building on Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.

The tour, the largest environmental film festival in North America, brings together a selection of films from the annual festival held by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a watershed advocacy group based in California. By bringing the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival to Pocatello, area residents are able to see issues that are impacting communities worldwide, according to the fesitval sponsors.

“The films featured in the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival portray real-life issues that affect the quality of our natural resources and our quality of life. The people featured in the films are regular people who are inspired to make a difference,” says Nikki Karpavich, Membership Coordinator for Idaho Rivers United.

The films are designed to inspire and motivate people to take action and to make a difference in their community and around the world. Featured at the event in Pocatello are films such as For a Price of a Cup of Coffee, a film that examines our consumption of disposable coffee cups; Gimmie Green explores the American obsession of our nation’s largest irrigated crop—the lawn; The Good Fight is a film that chronicles a 90 year-old river rat as he fights to save the Grand Canyon from dams; Oil and Water Project is a film that follows two kayakers traveling in a retrofitted Japanese fire truck that runs on anything from pig lard to palm pulp.

The event will also feature an opportunity to win a trip on the Main Salmon River, as well as other great gear and prizes. For additional film bios, go to www.idahorivers.org.

All proceeds benefit Idaho Rivers United—a conservation organization representing all who love the freedom, adventure and solitude of Idaho's rivers. Our mission is to protect and restore the rivers of Idaho. For more information, visit www.idahorivers.org.

For additional information on the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, visit www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.