Wild and Scenic Film Festival arrives in Spokane on June 30th

The Spokane Riverkeeper will show the Wild & Scenic Film Festival online on Wednesday.

The festival is the seventh annual screening of environmental films about the beauty of nature, current environmental issues, heartwarming stories and more.

This year’s film highlights global environmental issues, alongside several river-related films that address issues related to the Spokane and other regional rivers.

One of the films, The Other Side of the River, explores the problems homeless people face when they live near a river in California.

“In selecting films this year, our committee tried to link global environmental issues with issues Spokane is facing today,” said Grace Spiegel, Gonzaga student and project manager for this year’s festival, in a press release. “Because we were all so separated by the pandemic, we wanted to show films that connect us with the larger world and with each other.”

During the festival there will be an online raffle with prizes from Spokane Riverkeeper, Patagonia and other organizations.

The ticket sales benefit the Spokane Riverkeeper.

“The pandemic has been isolated and stressful, but the work of solving environmental problems around the world continues and is more urgent than ever,” said Jerry White Jr., Spokane Riverkeeper, in a press release. “Here at Spokane Riverkeeper, we believe these films celebrate the world we live in and inspire us to protect it.”

Tickets are $ 5 and the “virtual doors” open at 6:30 pm with movies from 7:00 am.

To buy tickets, visit qudio.com/event/spokane-riverkeeper/

For more information on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, visit facebook.com/SpokaneRiverkeeper.

Film list:

  • “A Northern Lights”
  • “Separate”
  • “A message from paradise”
  • “Quiet river, quiet jungle”
  • “River Raider”
  • “24 leeches”
  • “The other side of the river”
  • “From Kuril Islands with love”

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