10:00 am  •  Grades 6-12
Total program 130 min

Take a journey with young minds from around the globe as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of the Society for Science and the Public (SSP). Watch these passionate innovators find the courage to face the planet’s environmental threats while navigating adolescence. US 2018, 104 min | Director Laura Nix

GUEST SPEAKER: Producer Diane Becker


10:30 am  •  Grades 4-8
Total program 90 min

At the age of 13, Dylan D’Haeze had a simple question: What happens when we throw plastic away? The more he learned, the more he realized how big the problem is—and the more it scared him. But rather than be afraid, he decided to do something about it. That was the beginning of the Kids Can Save The Planet documentary series: issues that face our planet—from a kid’s perspective! Dylan will share his two latest films: Tipping Point (26 min), about climate change; and Everything Connects (35 min), about zero waste and sustainability; and will talk about how kids’ daily actions can affect our future. Kids can make a difference! US 2017 | Director Dylan D’Haeze

GUEST SPEAKERS: Director Dylan D’Haeze, Producer Dawn D’Haeze

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11:30 am  •  Grades 8-12
Total program 115 min

On Midway Island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, thousands of albatross chicks lie dead, their bodies filled with plastic. Albatross explores our complicity in this tragedy, as photographic artist Chris Jordan returns to Midway over many years to capture stunning portraits of these magnificent seabirds, while delivering a profound message of reverence and renewal.
US 2017, 97 min | Director Chris Jordan

GUEST SPEAKER: Director Chris Jordan

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12:30 pm  •  Grades 5-12
Total program 90 min

Youth v Gov takes an intimate look at a group of youth plaintiffs, ages 10–21, as they embark on the groundbreaking—and possibly most important—climate change litigation of the 21st century. A modern David vs. Goliath story, the film follows their journey as they fight the US government and the fossil fuel industry to secure their legal right to a healthy atmosphere and a stable climate for not only their generation, but for generations to come. This work-in-progress screening (the case is still in the courts, so production is ongoing) will feature a 20-minute sneak preview of the film along with a presentation by and discussion with the filmmaker and two of the youth plaintiffs, as well as local youth who are involved in climate change resolutions in the Bay Area. US 2018 | Director Christi Cooper

GUEST SPEAKERS: Director Christi Cooper; Film subjects/youth plaintiffs Aji Piper, Kelsey Rose Cascadia Juliana

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1:00 pm  •  Grades 9-12
Total program 102 min
PLEASE NOTE: This program takes place at CinéArts Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley 

The tiny Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbour overseas. In English and Kiribati with English subtitlesUS 2018, 77 min | Director Matthieu Rytz

GUEST SPEAKER: Director Matthieu Rytz


These additional interactive resources are a great way for your students to supplement their EYF experiences either before or after a film screening. To reserve space for your class in one or both of these activities, please email Melanie Nichols.

ACTIVE CINEMA ROOM  |  Smith Rafael Film Center, Mark Fishkin Room
Before, after, and between screenings, students can engage directly with a variety of environmental activists, organizations, and issues through hands-on demonstrations and presentations including a Mobile Climate Science Lab and two new virtual reality (VR) exhibits:

An immersive listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America.
Directors Adam Loften. Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

A 360-degree exploration of the very real threat of sea-level rise on the small Pacific Island of Kirbati.
Director Matthieu Rytz

AFTER NATURE – ART EXHIBIT  | ArtWorks Downtown, 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael
There is a rich history of artists working in nature and with scientific research specimens to render animals, insects and plants in all their diverse splendor. We are also at a point in time when nature is inseparable from human influence. We have forever changed ecosystems, the landscape and the climate, leaving the nonhuman life of the planet to respond and adapt—or perish. This exhibition seeks to explore a catalog of living things and to reflect upon the future of “natural” development in the Anthropocene Era, the Age of Humans.