Live Screening: Lobby Opens 6:30pm | Film Starts 7:00pm | Zoom Q&A After
Films on Demand is available for 7 days after, through 11:59pm on March 11th
California Trout is proud to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) virtually. Join us for our live kick-off screening on March 4th at 7pm. Following the live screening, there will be a 30 minute Q&A panel featuring CalTrout staff who are ready to answer questions about our conservation work throughout the state.
The films we selected consist of short and feature-length films produced by filmmakers, and activists from all corners of the globe. Hear inspiring stories and impactful projects through these films. All proceeds from the event benefit CalTrout and its work to ensure resilient populations of wild fish living in healthy waters for a better California. Learn more today at caltrout.org
For information about this screening, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a list and description of some of the films that will be screened at the event.
This documentary addresses the importance of water in the life cycle, and how through time, we have moved away from its true value. Puri explores human development, showing the gradual distancing we have had from Nature and its life cycles, with water as the central focus. Leaders of native peoples, as well as avant-garde scientists, thinkers, and well-known ecologists, are interviewed in order to understand their cosmovision and relationship with this vital element. What is more valuable than water? Can we live without it? Puri invites us to reflect and to take charge of our individuals actions in order to generate real change and lead us to a new development paradigm.
Over the past century, farming and the needs of a growing population have replaced nearly all of Ethiopia’s old-growth forests with agricultural fields. This film tells the story of the country’s Church Forests–pockets of lush biodiversity that are protected by hundreds of churches “scattered like emerald pearls across the brown sea of farm fields.”
Poetry in Motion, from Burl Productions, highlights the inspirational story of fly chasing guru Maxine McCormick. This story follows Maxine on her journey to becoming world fly casting champion. Poetry in Motion stresses the importance of fly casting, becoming a better fly caster and how that relates to becoming a better angler. This film was sponsored by California Trout.
In the tiny hamlet of Tooleville, California, a small cadre of water warriors – regular people living without access to clean water – fight for their right to safe, clean drinking water, despite the unbelievable odds and a system stacked against them.
In 2018, the historic Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, CA and killed 85 people. In its wake, the community gathered to talk about their values and enact them in the rebuilding. Their vision ensured housing and employment for the survivors, and an economy and community that are resilient in disaster and in harmony with nature. A Message From The Future of Paradise is set 50 years in the future and reflects on the rebuilding process in Paradise. It is comprised of 12 original paintings documented from start to finish with stop-motion. Stroke by stroke the artist creates each painting, mirroring the process of a community manifesting a vision. With each step, the vision becomes clearer. The film is a blueprint for communities around the world who are facing disastrous conditions and seek to create a better world.
Having kids and still pursuing a passion for fly fishing can be a challenge. For this Colorado couple though, sharing the sport with their children has brought new depth, patience, and an even stronger desire to preserve the rivers they love for generations to come.