Movie night!

This year, NACCB is happy to bring back one of our most popular conference events: Film Fest! Join us for a night of documentary screenings featuring diverse leaders in the conservation movement on June 26. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available (because who doesn’t love popcorn?), and invited guest speakers will be joining us virtually for a short Q&A session after each film. For more information on both the films and guest speakers, please continue reading below.

Contact us at conferences@scbnorthamerica.org if you have any questions about Film Fest.

Mobilizing for Monuments

Synopsis:

An epic journey across the American West that will inspire and make a meaningful impact.

This breathtaking roadtrip follows photographers, advocates, and leaders from The Conservation Alliance, Flickr, Rivian, and Nuestra Tierra as they travel from Colorado to California on a quest to advocate for the permanent protection of US National Monuments under the threat from destructive resource development.

As they forge ahead meeting with local business leaders, elected officials, on-the-ground champions, community members, and recreationalists, they bear witness to the raw beauty of Dolores River’s majestic buttes, the ancestral homelands of the Grand Canyon, iconic Joshua tree forests in Avi Kwa Ame, vibrant desert sunsets painting the Chuckwalla Valley, and the heartwarming scenes of people embracing the outdoors in San Gabriel Mountains.

Together they prove that protecting public lands directly benefits our economy, culture, and way of life.

Guest Speakers:

Ben MacAskill

President and COO of Flickr

Ben MacAskill is President & COO of Awesome, a family-owned and operated company with a singular mission: building a better world through the power of photography. He helped found SmugMug more than two decades ago to provide professional photographers an unrivaled platform for their businesses, and acquired beloved photography hub Flickr in 2018 to ensure a creative home for photographers everywhere. Today, Awesome also includes the photography network powerhouse This Week in Photo, and the nonprofit Flickr Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of earth’s largest and most important collection of publicly available photography.

When he’s not promoting photography in every way possible, Ben can be found exploring the world with his own camera in hand.

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Life in the Land

Synopsis: 

This film is part of the Life in the Land project, which is a series of films and podcasts that hear from folks who are deeply connected to the landscapes and rural communities of Montana. They speak to the value of community-guided and holistic approaches, and the connection of landscape and community health. The films, and over 30 podcasts that accompany each film (available on the Stories for Action podcast series), are free and available for communities, organizations, classrooms, anyone, to use to kick-off deeper dialogue around the mentioned topics.

Guest Speakers:

More information coming soon!

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Keepers of the Land

Synopsis: 

In the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, one Nation is reclaiming the power they held for millennia. As the impacts of colonial exploitation and mismanagement take an increasing toll on their territory, the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation finds strength in its stories and culture, emerging as a stewardship leader in a new age of reconciliation in Canada. A powerful story of resurgence, the weight of hereditary leadership, and the responsibility they carry into the modern world told through the eyes of elder and hereditary chief Nismuutk, Ernest Mason Jr., and the new young leaders following in his footsteps.

Guest Speakers:

More information coming soon!

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Revitalizing Indigenous Shellfish Harvest in Boundary Bay

Synopsis: 

More information coming soon!

Guest Speakers:

More information coming soon!