Shasta Mountain Film Festival This Saturday Evening…

The evening offers stimulating films, bountiful raffles, delicious food and caring people, all in support of the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center. It happens this Saturday, March 10, 2012, at College of the Siskiyous.

Shasta Mountain Film Festival 2012

Here are descriptions of two of the featured films:

The Wolf & the Medallion

While climbing in the undeveloped valley of Keketuohai, “the Tuolumne of China,” Jeremy Collins wrote a letter to his four year old son from the summit of a granite peak. The letter took shape first as a story and then morphed into a full blown production. “The Wolf and the Medallion” is a tale about the spirit that drives us to the summit and will feature live music integrated with live artwork and film. Collins has devoted himself to exploring both the creative worlds of art and climbing and describes the piece as “a letter that invites us all to run from our own inner beasts.”

 Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution

The Biomimicry Evolution explores biomimicry, the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. Set in South Africa , the film follows Time magazine’s “Hero of the Environment” Janine Benyus as she illustrates how organisms in nature can teach us to be more sustainable engineers, chemists, architects, and business leaders. Benyus brings deep affection for the natural world as she guides us toward a vision of a planet in balance between human progress and ecosystem survival.

Bundles of items including many gift certificates from local businesses, beautiful jewelry, massage and body work sessions, and gift cards.