City Fixes – Shorts Program
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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Shorts Program shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
OUR POWER (USA, 2014, 8 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere The Navajo people in Black Mesa, Arizona are trying to protect their aquifer from a nearby coal mining plant’s pollution. The cities of Phoenix and Flagstaff get their water at the expense of the Navajo Nation. As part of the Climate Justice Alliance, they want to generate “energy without pollution” by using solar power instead of fossil fuels. Written and directed by Mark Decena. Produced by Liz Decena.
PORTRAIT OF AN URBAN BEEKEEPER (USA, 2014, 20 min.) World Premiere This story follows Steve Repasky, a beekeeper in Pittsburgh, Pa., during his beekeeping efforts throughout the year. Urban beekeeping is not only about honey production. Educating the public, managing feral bee colonies and capturing swarms around the city keep Steve very busy, in addition to dealing with the calamity of Colony Collapse Disorder. Produced by Steve Ellington.
POWER TO THE PEDALS: WENZDAY JANE AND THE CULTURE OF CHANGE (USA, 2014, 32 min.)
World Premiere A portrayal of the vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a young woman who, using her mechanical skills and innovation, is building an organization of riders and cargo bicycles that work in agriculture and food delivery, composting, recycling and community-building. Directed by Bob Nesson.
DUTCH WEED BURGER (USA, 2014, 30 min.) World Premiere In this trip through New York City’s plant-based food culture, Dutch vegan and foodie Lisette Kreischer is on a quest to inspire the world to change its food habits by sharing a taste bud-blowing recipe containing Dutch seaweed, a new protein source for the future. She puts her freshly discovered recipe to the test on the streets of New York. Will this promising and powerful plant live up to its potential? Directed by Mark Kulsdom.
Discussion with filmmakers Steve Ellington, Bob Nesson and Mark Kulsdom follows screening.
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