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March 2020

Postponed: Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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As part of Unity Community of Central Oregon’s Earth Day events the Unity EarthCare team is sponsoring the showing of the movie Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy…

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June 2020

The Story of Plastic Film Screening with Discussion Panel

June 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Description Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for a moderated live discussion with this amazing and knowledgable panel: Charlie Plybon of Oregon Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation Megan Ponder, accomplished public policy expert, researcher, and a producer of the award-winning documentary The Story of Plastic Pete Chism-Winfield, past chair of AOR and Program Coordinator at the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Moderated by Rosalynn Greene, AOR's Legislative chair, we'll examine the movie, take audience Q&A, and…

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The Story of Plastic Documentary: Panel and Screening

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Story of Plastic brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis and the heroes who are working every day to rise up against big plastic. After the film, learn more from our panelists about efforts underway here in Newport and statewide to reduce plastics and ways that you can get involved.

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August 2020

Remembering the Hiroshima Bombing 75 Years Ago

August 6 - August 8

What: Hiroshima Day activities: Shadow Project and Film Festival Date: August 6-8 Where: Bend and on Zoom Shadow Project, Aug 6, 4:00 pm media viewing The Vocal Seniority and the Sierra Club Juniper Group have organized a Shadow Project to commemorate the Hiroshima bombing. We will outline with chalk the stencils of our bodies on the sidewalk in front of the Deschutes County Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend. We will use appropriate social distancing in recapitulating the shadows…

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September 2020

Reclaiming health through Indigenous Food Systems: A discussion on the film “Gather”

September 8 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Join FAO North America for a timely panel discussion on the film Gather, which shows an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their food sovereignty. The discussion will feature insights from the film director and featured Indigenous figures from the film. Panelists will share their insights on the timely and critical nature of Indigenous peoples' knowledge, languages, cultures, innovation, and leadership as Native communities build up their traditional food systems across North America.

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October 2020

Eugene Environmental Film Festival

October 2 - October 11

The Eugene Environmental Film Festival will be live from this Friday, Oct. 2nd through Oct. 11th. This year the festival is free and open to a global audience! Journey and be witness to diverse cultures, traditions, species, beauty, adventure, ecosystems, sustainable practices, and resistance efforts to protect our planet. Envision a world that honors and celebrates voices, perspectives, experiences, and indigenous ways of knowing from around the world. From butterflies to climate change to blueback salmon...this festival attracts dozens of amazing films from around…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oregon Natural Desert Association presents the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders and the amazing stories of activists working to conserve the environment. The event is fully virtual this year. Enjoy the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, screened in HD, from the comfort of your home. The virtual waiting room will open at 5:30PM, and the livestream will start at 6:00PM. Only one person per household needs to register.

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BendFilm Festival 2020-A MOMENT IN THE SUN

October 8

A MOMENT IN THE SUN follows the story of a four-seat, solar- powered tandem bicycle that was built at the University of Queensland, Australia in the early 1980s. Long before the Green New Deal, solar pioneers grappled with the future of our planet. This is the story of one outlandish effort to change public opinion about renewable energy. The film follows the trials and tribulations of the tandem team, the fledgling solar industry as it struggled against the dominance of fossil…

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RIGGED Virtual Screening w/ National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

RIGGED: The Voter Suppression Playbook is an award-winning documentary that exposes the nefarious tactics used to suppress the vote and serves to spark discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election, the film tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to reverse the impact of the growing demographic tide of non-white and younger voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. It details a variety of voter suppression “plays,” or tactics, ranging from the purging…

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November 2020

Gather Film Documentary and Discussion-InFARMation: Racial and Food Justice Series

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

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