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Thursday, April 11 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wild and Scenic Film Fest Prescreening NOW OPEN

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Join us at the historic Vinegar Hill Theater for a special sneak peek of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Over three nights this spring Wild Virginia will be bringing inspiring environmental films to Charlottesville and Staunton. These award winning films highlight the pressures on our planet and the ways we can all help to make the world a better place. This year, we've teamed up with the Tom Tom Festival to give you a special chance to see what all the excitement is about. Grab a drink and a snack and settle in to get inspired. See you there!

March of the Newts
David Herasimtschuk | 2018 | 5 min.
Follow one of the forest’s funkiest creatures into a gangly gathering of amphibious affection… and learn how you can help protect these sensitive animals from an emerging disease. 
 

Biomimicry
Janine Benyus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver Stanton, Leila Conners, Tree Media | 2015 | 22 min.
Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water. 


The Art of Fog Catching
Valeria Cardi | 2018 | 12 min.
Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. With groundwater levels dropping due to overuse, drought and climate change, the challenge to get enough water was becoming harder each day, and almost half of people in the local area sold up and quit rural life after generations for the city. As the future of the traditional Berber region by Mount Boutmezguida floundered, a mathematician whose family came from the area had a eureka moment gleaned from living overseas – using fog to make water. Now Ghouate’s village is connected to the world’s largest functioning fog collection project, alleviating the need to collect water that fell mainly on women, and with state-of-the-art equipment setting an example for other projects globally. 


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