Wild and Scenic Film Festival Coming to Utah in November 2007

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) & Patagonia are proud to present the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (all shows start at 7 pm).

Saturday, November 3 Egyptian Theatre, Park City

Saturday, November 10 Grand Center, Moab

Friday, November 16 Main Library Auditorium, Salt Lake City

The largest festival of its kind in North America is going on tour nationwide to inspire people to take environmental action. The tour brings together the best of these award-winning films in a three-hour program. The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba Rivers Citizens League (SYRCL) in Nevada City, CA, one of the nation’s most successful grassroots activist groups. With a growing public awareness for the environment, the festival aims to increase this groundswell for the movement through inspiring and educational films which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world. Whether it is the struggle for environmental justice, information on renewable energy or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness.

“What really resonates with people is the fact that the films are not filled with doom and gloom, they present the issue and provide solutions in a positive way,” says Susie Sutphin, Tour Manager. “Many films make the issue secondary and focus on the beauty of nature like the sweeping landscapes of the Tallgrass Prairie or the grandeur of the Himalayan Rivers.”

Patagonia is supporting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on tour as the presenting sponsor. Just as the festival uses film to promote and encourage grassroots environmental activism, Patagonia uses business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. All three screenings will begin at 7:00pm with a $10 admission.