Lights! Camera! Action!
A film festival celebrating rivers and rights
“>International Day of Action for Rivers – join International Rivers at the Gaia Arts Center in Berkeley, California for a special screening of films that celebrate rivers and shine a spotlight on the global movement to protect them.
When: Friday March 13, 2009. Doors open at 6pm; films start at 7pm
Where: Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley
Tickets are only $10 at the door.
All proceeds benefit International Rivers’ work to protect rivers and human rights around the world. Please show your support.
Tickets are still available at the door.
Ticket includes beer, wine, soft drinks, and of course popcorn.
Short films will include:
A River’s Last Breath (13:58) documents one of the last descents of the Great Bend of the Yangtze River.
Origins of Rivers: Omens of a Crisis (10:41) documents the effects of climate change on the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau. The implications are far-reaching as those glaciers are the source of most of the major river systems in Asia.
Damning the Yin Ta Lai (13:00) offers a rare look at the people and environment that could be flooded by the Weigyi Dam in Burma.
There will be a special private screening of the new documentary, Hasankeyf Waiting Life for supporters of International Rivers.
Hasankeyf Waiting Life (54:00) tells the story of Hasankeyf an ancient village on the Tigris river of over 5,000 mostly Kurdish inhabitants. It is a community that lives under the threat of the building of the Ilisu Dam a dam that if completed would submerge the village under 30 meters of water.