Filmmakers Interviews from the 2014 Earth Port Film Festival
Eight short films focused on creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action have been selected for screening. Details about the films are available here.
This year’s film selections included films from Germany and Indonesia, as well as one filmed in our own backyard, Plum Island. You’ll see coral reef restoration in Indonesia, visit with climate refugees in Burkina Faso, hear the voices of Gwich’in women in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, meet Plum Island residents confronting the impacts of erosion, experience the lives of the the last residents of Borschemich, Germany, and walk with a herbalist and environmental “fracking” activist in Montana.
The Earth Port Film Festival was founded by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport, inspired by a desire to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media. The intent of the film festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues. Proceeds from the Earth Port Film Festival are used to support the training and skill development of Newburyport youth and adults in the art of communicating via film and television.
Now in its third year the festival is well on its way to becoming a community tradition.
Festivalgoers have said:
“… what has impressed me is the quality of the films”
“ … it was so inspiring … I just couldn’t believe it.”