Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Thursday, January 11 through Monday, January 15, Grass Valley and Nevada City venues, $8-$375
Practicing environmentalism can be inaccessible for many of us. It’s unrealistic to expect those struggling to put food on the table to make sure that food is organic, or has a low impact. Nationally, the lack of political will to face climate change is disheartening. In the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we find hope. For 16 years, the South Yuba River Citizens League has presented environmental documentaries—and the activists and celebrities behind them—in Nevada City and Grass Valley. More than 135 films over five days of screenings will tell the inspiring stories of people putting the environment first. Special events like activism workshops, family activities and discussions with filmmakers round out the weekend of opportunities to see how we can help change the world. Headquartered at 315 Commercial Street in Nevada City, www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.