Join us April 24 at the Alma Bea Restaurant in Shepherdstown for a live watch party of THREE official selections from our 2022 Festival.
Doors open at 7pm to give you plenty of time to buy drinks and get snacks with films starting at 7:30. Admission is FREE but donations are very much welcome and appreciated! Cash bar.
Featuring three festival films: Regenerating a Forest with Goats, The Caretakers, and Healing Across the Waters
Plus, special guests:
- Jamie Byron, Ecological Land Manager, who utilizes goats and other minimal-impact regenerative methods to restore local ecosystems to their greatest potential
- Sarah Gulick, filmmaker Healing Across the Waters
Thank You to Alma Bea for hosting this event.
Alma Bea Restaurant
202 E. Washington Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Regenerating a Forest with Goats
A community-led initiative in a bush fire-prone town in Dja Dja Wurrung country in Victoria, Australia is successfully using goats and hand tools rather than herbicides, machinery, and burn-offs to mitigate fire risk. Goathand Cooperatives’ work reduces fire risk, keeps the forest thriving, and is bringing the community together. (12 min) Sorry, no trailer available.
A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small yet mighty creatures who keep the world turning – beetles. They have been successful for millions of years, yet they’re in serious trouble; what does the future hold for these incredibly important animals, and for us if they disappear? (22 min)
BY LOCAL FILMMAKER SARAH GULICK
Healing Across the Waters
After their villages are crushed by a glacier, determined Alaska Natives return to their ancestral homeland, now a national park. Beautiful visuals accompany a tapestry of voices from the Huna Tlingit and the National Park Service revealing a decades long journey of loss and healing. (32 min) Sorry, no trailer available.