'Be Moved. Be Amazed.' -- One Earth Film Festival Returns to Kane County With 'Kiss the Ground'

‘Be Moved. Be Amazed.’ — One Earth Film Festival Returns to Kane County With ‘Kiss the Ground’

  • Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Kane County Resource Management Coordinator Ivy Klee. For more information, contact her at KleeIvy@co.kane.il.us or visit the Sustain Kane webpage.

“Be moved. Be amazed. Be ready to create change.”

One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film fest, is celebrating its 10th annual season with a virtual screening of Kiss the Ground — an optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that argues for the healing power of soil, which could offer a solution to the climate crisis.

According to the Kane County Division of Environmental & Water Resources, the award-winning documentary sheds light on an “new, old approach” to farming called “regenerative agriculture” that has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

Click on the embedded video above or click on this link to watch the trailer.

Join the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership and local sponsors from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, for the virtual Watch Party.  Visit this link to register for tickets and learn more about the film.

The screening is free, although a donation of $8 is suggested. Donations can be made online with the ticket reservation.

Several Fox River Watershed Organizations are co-sponsoring this virtual screening: Fox River Ecosystem Partnership, The Conservation Foundation, Sierra Club – Valley of the Fox Chapter, Fox River Study Group, Friends of the Fox River, Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District., Clean Water for Kane, Hey and Associates, Applied Ecological Services.

The 2021 One Earth Film Festival, a production of Green Community Connections, is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creates opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement through sustainability-themed films and facilitated discussion. Its organizers engage private, public and non-profit sector community partners in the sponsorship and production of the film festival.

The film festival is going virtual this year and will include multiple films and multiple showings from March 5 to March 14, 2021, with the hope to reach several thousand attendees across the Chicago region.  Join local environmental leaders to learn solutions and actions addressing climate, environmental justice, conservation, waste and more. Watch online from the comfort of your own home, and participate in filmmaker and expert Q&A sessions.

To learn more about the 2021 One Earth Festival, please visit https://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/

SOURCE: One Earth Film Festival, Kane County Division of Environmental & Water Resources