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Into the Okavango, a National Geographic Movie Part of the One Earth Film Festival
The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about one million people, the world’s largest population of African elephants, and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once unspoiled oasis is now under siege due to increasing pressure from human activity. From National Geographic Documentary Films, “Into the Okavango” chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses.
Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. “PG-13” May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.
Neil Gelinas/2018/93 min/Environmental & Social Justice
Following the film will be a facilitated discussion with Sue Crothers. Sue works with the Jane Goodall Institute both here and in Australia, supporting Jane’s Forest and Wildlife Monitoring program that uses Mobile technologies to protect chimp and great ape habitat, along with the Roots and Shoots program that engages youth to actively participate in native wildlife protection for Koalas and other native species. Sue has visited the Serengeti and is passionate about animal and native habitat conservation.
The One Earth Film Festival runs March 1-10. Visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org for trailers, tickets and schedules for more than 30 films in 50 locations throughout Chicagoland. #OEFF2019
One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions. One Earth Film Festival is a production of Green Community Connections.
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