PHEFF: Program 4
SHORTS PROGRAM 1
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Philadelphia Film Center | Black Box
General Admission $12, Child $5, and Students* $5
*Because student ID is required, student tickets may only be purchased in-person.
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SHORTS PROGRAM 1
STEVEN BUMGARDNER | USA | 2018 | 6 MIN
Fire-following flowers germinate and bloom after a fire, covering the landscape in a beautiful but brief wildflower display that may not return until the next fire, sometimes decades later.
FLIPPING THE SWITCH
WILL PARRINELLO, JOHN ANTONELLI, MATT YAMASHITA | USA | 2018 | 6 MIN
An “ordinary” woman formed a citizen’s movement that tested the tap water in Flint, Michigan, and found that one in six homes had lead levels that exceeded the EPA’s safety threshold. Her persistence compelled local, state, and federal governments to take action. Narrated by Robert Redford.
RAMEY NEWELL | CANADA | 2018 | 10 MIN
Filmed entirely at a remote wolf sanctuary in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado, this film asks us to rethink our relationship to wild and captive animals, as well as to the world we together inhabit.
THE FIGHT FOR FLIGHT
JASON WHALEN | USA | 2018 | 16 MIN
A fascinating story of the birds migrating through the Great Lakes and the dedicated people who interact with them through research, wildlife rehab, and conservation efforts.
THE GOOD CUP
SABINE SCHWAB | UK | 2018 | 18 MIN
Our love for good coffee is causing a mountain of landfill. This film explains how we got into this cup mess and what we can do to get out of it.
60 MINUETS TOXIC
SUSAN LAMONTAGNE | USA | 2018 | 18 MIN
With puppets modeled after legendary 60 Minutes journalists, an investigation into how toxic chemicals in everyday products are undermining children’s health, how our government is failing to stop it, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our families.
THE SCIENCE OF COLLECTIVE DISCOVERY
BRETT ABRAMSKY | USA | 2018 | 19 MIN
Citizen scientists are advancing scientific discoveries using open hardware and open source principles—and they’re doing it all from their own backyards.
CATHERINE CHALMERS | USA | 2017 | 19 MIN
An amazing artistic exploration of how wild ants blur the boundaries between culture and nature.
Post-screening discussion with Director Catherine Chalmers and Director Rachel Rooney, moderated by Rosa Esquenazi-Broid, PHEFF Juror and Advisory Board Member.