Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd


Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd

  The Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College (4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg) announces its lineup of films for February 15 - 23rd. This year’s festival opens with Daniel Nettheim’s The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe. The program is offered in collaboration with the International Cinema Series.

  Notable presenters at this year’s festival include Jeff Orlowski, director and cinematographer of Chasing Ice; Mark Kitchell, director of A Fierce Green Fire - The Battle for a Living Planet; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Hedrick Smith, the narrator and co-writer of Poisoned Waters.

  For fifteen years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community in order to raise awareness and promote discussion of questions relating to nature, place, and the environment. Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in lively discussions of the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films.

  Screenings will be held in The Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium and are free and open to the public. All programs begin at 7 p.m. (except Sunday, February 17, which begins at 2 p.m.) Each program will feature an opportunity for audience questions immediately after the program. Complete details about each film can be found at http://www.eckerd.edu/eff/13/.

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