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One Earth Film Festival Sunday, March 3, 2019

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One Earth Film Festival Part of the One Earth Film Festival

  • Date: March 3
  • Time: 2:00 pm TO 7:00 pm
  • Price: $10
    $5 student tickets, $15 One Earth @ Gorton Festival Pass

The One Earth Film Festival runs March 1-10. There will be two films at Gorton on Sunday March 3. In between the films there will be tables with local community partners of the festival.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Green Minds, Woods and Wetlands Chapter of the Sierra Club and Lake County Chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby.

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.

One Earth Film Festival is a Chicago area film festival that creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion.  We engage private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival.

Visit www.oneearthfilmfest.org for trailers, tickets and schedules for more than 30 films in 50 locations throughout Chicagoland.



Into the Okavango, a national geographic movie – 2pm

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.


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.


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



THe human element – 5pm

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. Live video Q&A with Producer Olivia Ahnemann will follow this screening.

Renowned photographer James Balog (prominently featured in “Chasing Ice”) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements—air, earth, fire and water—to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. He takes it further by examining the effects of the fifth element—the human element—to tell an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. “PG-13” May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.

Matthew Testa/2018/76 min/Climate Change



Olivia Ahnemann 
Olivia Ahnemann is the producer of THE HUMAN ELEMENT, as well as many other award-winning documentaries including RACING EXTINCTION, UNDER THE GUN and THE COVE. She joins One Earth Film Festival from Boulder, Colorado.


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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.