One Earth Film Festival promotes the environment

February 28, 2013 by  

The One Earth Film Festival will take place in the communities of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park tomorrow.

This is the second year of the festival which is dedicated to promoting environmental responsibility through film. This year, there will be 30 films about such topics as transportation, water, and food. Viewers of the films will have the opportunity to ask questions of topic experts after each viewing. Some of the films which will be shown at this year’s festival include ‘Chasing Ice’, ‘Call of Life’ and ‘Food Patriots’.

Each of the communities will be holding various activities during the run of the festival. This includes the Young Filmmakers Contest, and the winner of the 12 entries in this year’s festival was ‘Let’s Talk about Water’, which will be shown at the Bey School in Oak Park.

The festival will kick off with a green carpet gala, also in Oak Park, where guests will be treated to a reception and Gorould Wilhelm will give a speech on water conservation. There will also be free programming for children in each of the locations.

The festival will undoubtedly draw film fans from all over the area, including nearby Rolling Meadows. Organizers likely worked with local printing companies to help market the festival.

The 2nd annual One Earth Film Festival will take place from March 1 – 3. Tickets for Chasing Ice are $6 each, although the rest of the films have free admission. The Green Carpet Gala will take place at Pleasant Home tomorrow, March 1, from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Tickets are $25.