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Be inspired by the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

LESLIE BREFELDsummit daily newsSummit Daily, CO Colorado
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BRECKENRIDGE Theres nothing like a good bunch of documentaries to get you thinking, and maybe even acting differently.$15 will get you into the Patagonia Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday at the Riverwalk Center, featuring a group of short films on environmental and sustainable issues. It will also support the festivals partner, the High Country Conservation Center.The highlight is easily the Story of Stuff film, which fills in the blanks from the textbook answer to how stuff is made and where it goes, and most compelling, who truly pays for it. (If you cant make it to the festival, you can catch this short at it can be hard to be shown the facts of our current state, these filmmakers represented in the festival recognize the importance of telling a new story. There is also information on how we came to the cultural norms we are at, and how easy it is to change by simply looking more deeply at where the attitudes were derived.Theres a lot of doom and gloom when we talk about global environmental issues these days. So we are very happy to bring these amazing and beautiful films here to showcase some of the good things that are happening in our world, and right here in Summit County, said Carly Weir, High Country Conservation Center director, in a press release.The film festival was started in 2003 by The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League (SYRCL), one of the nations most successful grassroots activist groups. It began as a fundraiser and community mobilizer for the advocacy of its local watershed, the Yuba River in Nevada County, Calif. The home film festival is a three-day event each January in Nevada City, Calif., and has grown to receive local, regional, and national applause for celebrating the spirit of environmental activism. After six years, it features 110 films with 60 guest speakers and over 3,000 attendees. This is the festivals second tour in Summit County.The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival partners with local environmental groups from around the nation to host the tour, and uses the festival as a way to raise awareness for local and global issues. The High Country Conservation Center and Blue River Watershed Group have partnered with local businesses Wilderness Sports, Babes in the Backcountry and Matthew Stais Architects to bring the event to the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.As part of this years event, there will be a nonprofit happy hour highlighting local groups that are putting the themes of this years films into action here in our local community. Tickets are $15, and are available at the Riverwalk Center Box Office, at the door, or by calling the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703.

When: Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and shows start at 7:45 p.m. Where: Riverwalk Center, BreckenridgeCost: Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Riverwalk Center Box Office, at the door, or at the Conservation Center office in Frisco at 110 3rd Ave.For more information: Contact the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703 or

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