Friday evening, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival comes to Kodiak. The
travelling festival aims to inspire and motivate people to go out and make a
difference in their respective communities and the world by promoting its
message of environmental activism.
KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
annual travelling event is organized and hosted by the South
and Citizens League, an activist organization from Nevada City, California
and co-sponsored locally by the Kodiak
High School Future Farmers of America, Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Sustainable Kodiak. It is the 2nd consecutive year the
25-year festival will be held in Kodiak. Theresa Peterson, Kodiak outreach
coordinator for AMCC, who helped organize the festival locally, said a
40-member panel of representatives from all three organizations, as well as students
who participate in the Future Farmers program, selected the 14 films that will
be screened from a possible pool of about 100.
-- (Peterson 1 50 sec. "We are always looking to bring ... award winning films.")
Peterson said the
two-and-a-half hour program of short films from around the world is tailored to
offer something for everyone interested in environmental issues, whether land-
-- (Peterson 2 48 sec. "The main goal of the film festival ... and sea for our
Kodiak High School chapter of the Future
Farmers of America started three years ago. It now draws about 15 to 17
students to its meetings, according Jan Eisemann, the faculty advisor to the
group. Eisemann, who teaches Maritime Science and Technology, Natural Resources
and Basic Seamanship, among other classes at the school, talked about the FFA, its
involvement in the film festival and how the three local organizations
sponsoring the event came together.
-- (Eisemann 1 48 sec. "Three years ago ... responsible use of our resources.")
The Wild and
Scenic Film Festival will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the choral pod of Gerald C.
Wilson Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 with refreshments and complimentary
childcare provided. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes. Admission
is 5-dollars for adults and 3-dollars for children. Proceeds from the
fundraising event will go toward sending Kodiak High School's
Envirothon teams to state competition in April as well as supporting local
marine stewardship programs.
I'm Erik Wander.