Southern Utah News Articles
Fifth Annual Amazing Earthfest documentary film series
Arrive 10 minutes early before each documentary film to see images of regional landscapes captured by archaeologist, Steve Stacey.
Series presented free of charge!
4 p.m., Sunday, May 15
Topic: Earth Inspiration
Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, award-winning aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures the Earth’s most amazing landscapes in a new and astonishing light, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability to change.
7 p.m., Sunday, May 15
Topic: Sustainable Food Production
Climate change and the end of cheap energy demand regions produce more of their own food. Visit farmers, farmers markets, distributors, stores, restaurants and public officials who are developing a more sustainable food system.
Maynard Dixon: To The Desert Again
9 p.m., Sunday, May 15
Topic: A Western Artist
Maynard Dixon roamed the desert Southwest seeking to capture the endless sky and towering mesas in paint and poetry, on a quest to find and portray the “real” West—the vast space, intense silence and profound spirit of the land and its people.
Water On The Table
4 p.m., Monday, May 16
Topic: Water: A Commercial Product, or a Human Right?
Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity. How can clean water best be conserved and delivered: through the public trust, or by privatization?
7 p.m., Monday, May 16
Topic: Re-Discovering Connection to Nature
What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature? The “average American child” spends five to fifteen hours a day watching screens. New perspectives on the impact of the imbalance of virtual and natural experience on our children’s well being.
The Return of the Cuyahoga
9 p.m., Monday, May 16
Topic: Historic River Restoration
The death and rebirth of one of America’s most emblematic waterways is an apt example for future environmental efforts. We are challenged to maintain industrial uses, provide for recreation, and preserve the ecosystem.
A Land Out Of Time
4 p.m., Tuesday, May 17
Topic: Multiple Uses of Public Lands
Over 100,000 oil and gas wells are threatening some of America’s last and best wild lands. Ranchers and hunters on the land for generations decry dramatic changes to the landscape.
Addicted To Plastic
7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17
Topic: Modern Materials
Plastics are the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. The film provides a wealth of practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability, offering viewers a hopeful perspective about our future with plastics.
The End Of The Line
9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17
Topic: Ocean Resource Depletion
This film uncovers the dark ecological story behind our love affair with fish as food. Unless we demand political action from governments, responsible menu selections, and change our consumption habits, we could see the end of wild fish by mid-century. This film contains graphically disturbing footage.
Grand Canyon: National Park, or Noise Park?
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18
Topic: Natural Quiet in Our National Parks
Independently produced film shows the importance of natural quiet, how it is affecting Grand Canyon, and what can be done about it.
8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18
Topic: A World Renowned Conservationist
Green Fire highlights legendary environmental pioneer, Aldo Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.