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Sat, Mar 10 • 11 AM - 1 PM

One Earth Film Festival: Family Films (Ages 9 to 13+)

Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest

Straws – Linda Booker/2017/32 min. Through colorful animation and live action, Straws shows us the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers us to be part of the solution. The film features an 11-year old from Costa Rica who developed the #NoStrawChallenge that has become a world-wide movement.

The Discarded – Annie Costner, Adrienne Hall and Carla Dauden/2016/18 min. Filmmakers juxtapose stunning, drone-captured images of Rio de Janiero’s natural beauty with sewage and garbage that pour into its bay. The film asks, What does it mean to ignore subsets of society, to label some as worthy, and others as discarded?

Verge – ChingTien Chu/2017/3 min. This non-dialogue, high-quality animated short follows a young sea turtle’s ocean voyage through polluted water.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Register at https://goo.gl/zWgZXE. Cost: Free
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Thatcher Woods Pavilion
8030 W Chicago Ave, River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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