April 22 – 24, 2021
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The Monadnock Food Co-op will partner with Monadnock International Film Festival and Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition, producer of Feast On This! Film Festival, to transform the annual in-person Monadnock Earth Festival into a virtual film festival. The Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival will take place from April 22 – April 24, 2021. This free online event will feature films and host panel discussions to celebrate and cultivate a more resilient world.
“Uniting our Film Festivals into one energizing and impactful event is such a win-win for MFCC and the region,” said Roe-Ann Tasoulas from the Feast On This! Film Festival. “We’re able to offer our community incredibly moving, funny, and thought-provoking documentaries fresh from larger festivals thanks to this collaboration.”
A sample of the film line-up includes:
SEEDING CHANGE – 2021
Climate Change | English | Subtitles | 51 min
About “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental, and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. This award-winning documentary empowers viewers to be part of the solution by voting with their dollars and supporting the brands and products that align with their environmentally conscious values.
FIRST WE EAT – 2020
Food Sovereignty | Climate | Female Director | English | Canada | 101 min
What happens when an ordinary family living just south of the Arctic Circle bans all grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar, and -40° temperatures.WHY WE CYCLE – 2019
Transportation | Environment | English | Dutch, subtitles | 57 min
Take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, societies, and cities’ organizations.
THE FALCONER – 2020
BIPOC | Social Justice | English | U.S. |
A story of second chances: for injured birds of prey, for an abandoned plot of land, for a group of teenagers who have dropped out of high school, and for Rodney himself. This intimate portrait film follows master falconer Rodney Stotts on his mission to build a bird sanctuary and provide access to nature for his stressed community.
MICROPLASTIC MADNESS – 2019
Family | Youth | Advocacy | English | U.S. | 79 min
(Ages 7 to 14+ General Audiences)
The story of 56 fifth graders from Public School 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, living in the frontline of the climate crisis. Their actions on plastic pollution morph into extraordinary leadership and scalable victories. With stop-motion animation, heartfelt kid commentary, and interviews of experts and renowned scientists engaged in the most cutting-edge research on the harmful effects of microplastics, this alarming yet charming narrative conveys an urgent message in user-friendly terms.
“MONIFF is thrilled to partner with the Monadnock Food Co-op and Feast On This! Film Festival to celebrate Earth Day by bringing the community together through diverse films and thoughtful discussions,” said Dee Fitzgerald from Monadnock International Film Festival.
This event is free; however, registration is required. Register at moniff.org/events/.
Event sponsors include Franklin Pierce University, Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, League of Conservation Voters, Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, Vital Communities, and W.S. Badger Co.
In addition to the film festival, related Earth Day events in the region include:
Earth Day 5K Walk/Run & Bike Tour
April 19, 2021 – April 24, 2021
Stonewall Farm in Keene will host a virtual 5k (walk or run) and bike tour to raise funds to support their mission of teaching and demonstrating regenerative farming to people of all ages to ensure food security, vibrant communities, and a healthy planet. Details at stonewallfarm.org/events/earth-day/.
Film Screening: Kiss the Ground
April 21, 2021
Hosted by the Franklin Pierce Institute for Climate Action. Details will be posted at franklinpierce.edu/institutes/monadnockinst/.