One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film fest, returns for its seventh dynamic season with a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” on at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Waubonsee Community College’s Downtown Aurora Campus, 18 S. River Street.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a Sustainability Resource Fair, with a discussion session following the screening.
“Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. One of the darlings of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the film celebrates the agricultural entrepreneurs who are doing things such as revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity, and resiliency of soil.
This gorgeous film with abundant visual appeal is directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by journalist Tom Brokaw.
Co-sponsors of the March 5 screening will host a Sustainability Resource Fair during the event to provide attendees with information and actions to take at own home and in their community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Several Fox River watershed organizations are co-sponsoring the Aurora screening, including: Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, The Conservation Foundation, Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District, DuPage County Farm Bureau, Kane County Environmental & Water Resources Division, Sierra Club Valley of the Fox Group, Fox River Study Group, Friends of the Fox River, and Seven Generations Ahead.
Additional funding sponsors include: Hey and Associates and Applied Ecological Services. The host location is Waubonsee Community College.
One Earth Film Festival runs March 2-11 with more than 50 screenings throughout the greater Chicago area and neighboring suburbs. The festival promises compelling films that offer something for everyone — from citizens just beginning to learn about sustainability to already ecologically-minded folks.
Environmental thought leaders representing a variety of topics will lead discussions immediately following each screening, leaving audiences ready to take action and deepen their commitment to a sustainable future.
The screening is FREE, although advanced ticket reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. A donation of $7 per screening is suggested; donations can be made online with the online ticket reservation or at the door.
For a complete festival schedule and ticket information, please visit oneearthfilmfest.org. Additional information about the March 5 screening in Aurora, its sponsors, and parking information can be found at: foxriverecosystem.org/film.htm.