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Coming Soon: “The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” at the Mill Valley Film Festival

September 17, 2014

The Goldman Environmental Prize is happy to announce it will be joining Mill Valley Film Group in co-presenting the film “The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” as an Active Cinema partner at the 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival (Oct. 2 – 12, 2014).

Active Cinema highlights films that feature groundbreaking social, environmental, and human rights issues. Their goal is to connect the power of film with the action of communities and organizations, and to help inspired audiences get involved.

“The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” is a multiple Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of the 2014 Goldman Prize winners and is narrated by Robert Redford. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and don’t miss one of the three screenings below:

Saturday, October 4 at 2:00PM in San Rafael, California at the Rafael 2 theater.

Monday, October 6 at 7:30PM in Mill Valley, California at the 142 Throckmorton theater.

Wednesday, October 8 at 2:30PM in San Rafael, California at the Rafael 2 theater.

We are also pleased to announce that Mill Valley Film Group’s “Marshland Dreams,” featuring 2013 Goldman Prize winner Azzam Alwash, was nominated by the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards competition in the “Special Consideration” category. This category is a unique honor as it’s for films recognized by festival judges with outstanding merit that do not fit into standard festival categories.

This is the second time Mill Valley Film Group is up for a Jackson Hole award. In 2011, they took home the Jackson Hole Best Short Film award for Finned, the short film about 2010 Goldman Prize winner Randall Arauz.

One of the nomination’s judges had this to say about the film: “The film is very well made, tells an excellent story, and features a photogenic and charismatic central figure/presenter – who also happens to be the driving force behind the restoration project. The cinematography is very good considering the constraints that the film crew undoubtedly experience because of the political unrest and security issues.”

Good luck Mill Valley Film Group!

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