Save The Earth
$12 General Admission
The earth is our only home, so let’s take care of it! In this program, you’ll travel through forests and the cosmos, animated dreamscapes, funny animal adventures, and stories about scientists, just to end up back at home, ready to change our environmental future.
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(Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! Filmmaker in attendance on Jan. 29th! Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic, that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination.
(Tatiana Poliektova and Filippo Rivetti, Russia/Australia, animated, 2014, 2:40 min, no dialogue) US premiere! Sometimes we’re so busy we forget that the real beauty of this world is right in front of our eyes.
The Children of the Earth (Awaskinawason)
(Antony Dubé, Atikamekw Nation/Canada, animated, 2015, 3 min, no dialogue) West coast premiere! Awaskinawason is made up of the Atikamekw words awacic (child), aski (earth) and takonawason (having the responsibility for). The film calls on us to respect the great circle of life. Watch the trailer>
(Maris Brinkmanis, Latvia, animated, 2015, 12 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! When a man dumps his trash near the Forester’s home, his animal friends decide to teach the litterbug a lesson.
The Red Herring
(Leevi Lemmetty, Ireland/Finland, animated, 2015, 6:30 min, no dialogue) Seattle premiere! A group of penguins get too greedy for their own good, and it’s up to one little ice fisher to stop them. Watch the trailer>
The Earth at My Hands – Without Water
(Nicolas Conte, Argentina, animated, 2016, 4:22 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) International premiere! What would happen if we ended up without drinkable water? Mara finds out, with help from her cat. Watch the trailer>
Impressions of Life
(Ehsan Masoom, Iran, animated, 2016, 1:40 min, no dialogue) A dream of humanity’s destruction of its ancient inheritance, inspired by a 14th-century Persian carpet.
(Idil Ar Ucaner, Turkey, animated, 2016, 7:17 min, no dialogue) US premiere! A girl who grows up surrounded by nature makes a frustrating change to city living as an adult.
Me … Jane
(Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, US, animated, 2014, 8:40 min, in English) Budding young scientist Jane Goodall and her stuffed chimpanzee explore the natural world. Based on the book by Patrick McDonnell.
(Bárbara Balsategui, Mexico, live action, 2013, 15 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) Valentina is bored of rural farm life until she meets Carnitas, a sweet little pig. But her family has other plans for him…
(Jilli Rose, Australia, animated, 2016, 7:47 min, in English) Pacific Northwest premiere! A lushly animated portrait of scientist Nick Holmes and his work preventing extinctions on islands. Watch the trailer>
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Notes to parents: In “Pork Chops,” a family considers eating a beloved family pig, but there’s a happy ending. There is brief imagery of dead animals in “Bright Spots.”