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2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, co-hosted with Patagonia Burlington.

Location: Main Street Landing, 60 Lake St, Burlington

Doors open at 5:30 pm and films start at 6:30 pm.

Online ticket sales are closed but there are a limited amount still available at the door. Get there early!

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At the Edge

This year’s theme is “At the Edge,” featuring films that explore environmental degradation and the growing global activism in the vanguard of change. We’ll be serving up locally sourced food catered by the farm-to-school program in the Burlington School District, drinks by Zero Gravity Brewery, and will have a robust silent auction, which you can start bidding on here (coming soon).

All event proceeds will benefit VNRC, Vermont’s oldest independent environmental advocacy organization. VNRC works from the grassroots to the Legislature to advance policies, programs, and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont’s economy thrives — vibrant communities, clean water, working farms and forests, wild places, and clean energy.


We’d like to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors. Check them out!

Patagonia Burlington | Fujifilm | Dealer.comZero Gravity Brewery  | Main Street Landing

The Films

Pale Blue Dot
Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos through an eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, seeking to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living on Earth.  By Chin Li Zhi. 

Think Like a Scientist Boundaries 
Humans construct boundaries around our homes, our neighborhoods, and our nations to bring order to a chaotic world. But we rarely consider how these boundaries affect other creatures. Meet conservation photographer Krista Schlyer, who has spent the last seven years documenting the environmental effects of the U.S./Mexico border wall, and biologist Jon Beckmann, who studies how man-made barriers influence the movement of wildlife. Schlyer and Beckmann have seen damaging impacts of the border wall firsthand, but they remain optimistic. Humans probably wont stop constructing walls and fences any time soon, but planning our boundaries with wildlife in mind can help prevent these structures from causing environmental harm. By Neil Losin, Nate Dappen, Day’s Edge Productions

Meet Ray Reitze, a Maine wilderness guide and gentle spirit who shares his philosophy of how to live in harmony with the outdoors to the next generation of guides all the while grappling with his own mortality as he transitions from the physical world of guiding to a more spiritual understanding of nature and our ephemeral place within it. By Bridget Besaw, Tahria Sheather

Defined by the Line 
Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough.

The Super Salmon
Proponents of a plan to construct a .2-billion hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaskas Susitna River say it wouldnt affect the watersheds famous salmon runs because of its location upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon. By Ryan Peterson .

Fair Trade The First Step
How is your clothing made? Patagonias new short film investigates why choosing Fair Trade Certified clothing is an important first step toward changing the garment industry. By Alex Lowther, Michael Malagon, Campbell Brewer, Little Village Films

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon 
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before. By Tomer Eshed

This is a David vs Goliath tales of front line leaders around the globe risking life and limb in the fight for a livable future for us all. Interwoven with this riveting footage are the most renowned voices in the global conversation on movements and justice for a statement on climate action that is passionate, personal, and powerful.


April 13, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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