Inspiring films about activism come to the big screen in the South End
Boston (February 15, 2010) – “e” inc., Boston’s award-winning nonprofit environment science learning and action center, will host the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (WSEFF) at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Showcasing nine films about environmental issues and examples of “green” activism, the WSEFF will also include a light supper, dessert, a silent auction and activity stations. All proceeds from WSEFF Boston will fund “e” inc.’s educational programs serving more than 800 students in 10 Boston-area community sites. Tickets may be purchased online through “e” inc.’s website www.e-action.us. Early bird tickets cost $25.00; beginning March 1, tickets will be $30.00.
“e” inc.’s programs teach young people and their caregivers about the science underpinning Earth’s systems and the actions they must do to better protect our planet,” said Dr. Ricky Stern, “e” inc. executive director and founder. “Likewise, the films in our program celebrate the successes of individual activism and the beauty of the Earth. Through this film festival, we want to empower even more people with a vision of the difference they can make in their communities.”
The highlight of the evening is an hour-long documentary titled “Tapped,” which explores the murky ethical and legal circumstances behind bottled water and the privatization of water. “Tapped” includes interviews with people from Maine who oppose corporate possession of water rights and protest the unregulated bottling and selling of clean drinking water from their hometown. The film is a winner of the Indie Fest Award of Excellence and has been selected for the London United Film Festival.