This year’s San Francisco Green Film Festival—the ninth edition—will be showing incredible new environmental films and sparking conversations on critical issues such as affordable housing, migration, habitat loss, and more. From the streets of San Francisco’s mid-Market to earth’s outer reaches on the International Space Station, this year’s theme explores many different perspectives of home. Check out the inspiring lineup of environmental films, filmmaker Q&As, youth workshops, and compelling discussions at greenfilmfest.org. (Tickets can also be ordered at this site.) Venues include the Castro Theatre, the Roxie, the Exploratorium, and Swissnex. For more info call 415 552-5580, and see facebook.com/greenfilmfest .
Sunflower Alliance is honored to be able to co-sponsor the four following films:
HONOR THE PAST TO SHAPE THE FUTURE: OHLONE WOMEN RECLAIM THEIR HOMELANDS
SF Bay Area Filmmaker // Shorts Program
Expected Guests: Ohlone leaders Ann Marie Sayers and Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Native Scholar Melissa Nelson, filmmaker Rucha Chitnis
Trailblazing Ohlone women leaders are creating pathways for indigenous people to reclaim their ancestral lands, spirituality, and culture. How do we build bridges for deeper understanding and healing as we live on stolen homelands of Ohlone people?
(Bernardo Ruiz, USA, 2018, 83 min)
Expected Guest: Director Bernardo Ruiz
From vine to vintage, this film tells the story of California wine country’s unsung heroes over the course of one of the most dramatic harvests in history. Vineyard workers and small producers struggle with unpredictable weather conditions and the US-Mexico border conflict.
COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE
Centerpiece Screening (Judith Helfand, USA, 2019, 82 min)
Expected Guest: Director Judith Helfand
A life and death story about extreme heat, the politics of “disaster,” and survival by zip code. This story explores the systematic ways that climate disasters like heat waves disproportionately affect lower income and marginalized communities.
MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL
San Francisco Premiere (Alexander Glustrom, USA, 2019, 76 min)
Expected Guests: Executive Producer Michelle Lanier
As a centuries-old black community, contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a toxic petrochemical plant’s expansion refuses to give up.