“Choose Your Own Eco-Adventure” – create your own customized schedule from select films, speakers and panels for elementary, middle and high school students.
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DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE
9:20-11:15 am • Grades 9-12
At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, an Andean woman named Nelida, uses her new-found education to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother in pursuit of a gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lying just beneath Nelida’s lakes. In Spanish, Dutch and English with English subtitles. Directed by: Ernesto Cabellos Damián. 87 min.
WATER SONG is about real-life hero Màxima Acuña (featured in Daughter of the Lake) and her resistance to the gold mines polluting the water in her town in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Acuña is the recipient of the 2016 Goldman Environmental prize and this short film was produced as part of the Goldman Awards and the PBS series The New Environmentalists. Directed by Will Parrinello. 8 min.
SPECIAL GUEST: Jennifer Krill, Executive Director EARTHWORKS: Protecting Communities and the Environment
BEES, BATS AND MALLS: SHORT FILMS
11:40-1:15 pm • Grades 7-12
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