Off Topic: Urban Forest Film Fest! Wed. April 20th

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caitlin
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this is totally off topic, and if it isn’t cool to promote it here, I understand if the moderator’s remove this thread! But, I organized a short, one-evening film festival about trees and people this wednesday at the kelly strayhorn!

Join Tree Pittsburgh for an

Urban Forest Film Fest!

Wednesday April 20th at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, 5941 Penn Ave in East Liberty

Doors open at 6:30pm, films begin at 7pm

Suggested donation $5. Bike Racks outside!

There will be a short intermission at 8:30 before Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai.

Featured Films:

Switch Today Arjun Rihan

Stop animation about …toilet paper.

GoodWood Ashnan Films / Asterisk Productions

GoodWood looks at four forestry-based places where communities are discovering – sometimes with help from surprising quarters – that deforestation can be halted while still sustaining their livelihoods.

Ascending the Giants John Waller/Uncage the Soul Productions

Join tree lovers & climbers Brian and Will attempt to find Oregons largest Sitka Spruce trees.

Lurking in the Trees

A documentary showing the plight of Worcester Massachusetts in a fight against invasive pests. This film hopes to show the world how to fight invasive pests and how to prevent tragedies such as the one that occurred in Worcester,MA.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai Lisa Merton & Alan Dater

Taking Root tells the story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. In response to rural women’s problems stemming from a degraded environment, Maathai suggested they plant trees. Starting with this simple act, these women worked successively against deforestation, poverty and violent political oppression until they became a uniting force that helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. Taking Root follows Maathai’s courageous and inspiring thirty-year journey to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.


TheLivingTed
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this looks awesome I’d like to check it out!


TheLivingTed
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not to mention,

biking without trees kinda sucks.


edmonds59
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This looks awesome, thanks. Maathai is one of my heroes, and few people know. I’ll try and get there.


caitlin
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the film about her is really amazing. if you read her memoir it covers a lot of those things–she has been arrested a few times in kenya!

also, she got her masters at Pitt. Whassuppppp


caitlin
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it’s tonight.


caitlin
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