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Into the Canyon
July 22, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for our first Movie Monday screening since our EarthxFilm 2019 Film Festival!
EarthxFilm presents Into the Canyon:
When photojournalist Pete Mcbride and author Kevin Fedarko set out to hike the entire length of the Grand Canyon — a grueling 750-mile transect through some of the country’s most unforgiving terrain — they learn the hard way why only a handful of humans have pulled off the feat. It’s a tremendous challenge that entails oppressive heat, dizzying exposure and incredible physical stamina. But the trek allows them to take on a more important mission: documenting the threats that surround one of America’s most iconic national parks. In Into the Canyon, the duo venture into the fragile and otherworldly landscape, examining what’s at risk to be lost to uranium mining, large-scale development, growing helicopter traffic and more. Along the way, they battle the heat, scramble through exposed cliffs, get snowed on, nearly die once or twice and gain intimate knowledge of the canyon’s singular, magnetic, life-changing draw.
In addition to the film, EarthxFilm will screen Virtual Reality and Augmented Realty experiences in the lobby of Angelika. Be sure to come early, you won’t want to miss it!
The Okavango Experience | National Geographic
Duration: 6 min.
One of the most biodiverse places on Earth, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is an unparalleled example of the richness of an untamed landscape. This VR transports viewers to the Okavango and through the pristine wilderness that is home to the world’s largest remaining elephant population. Join NatGeo Fellow Dr. Steve Boyes and a group of scientists to explore and protect these wetlands — the lifeblood of this unique ecosystem.
Created by National Geographic Partners
As It Is-Grand Canyon 360Labs
Duration: 15 min.
Journey down the mighty Colorado River to see the Grand Canyon as too few do, from the bottom looking up. Run it’s biggest whitewater rapids, explore its narrow slot canyons, and meet the indigenous activists working to protect it from a controversial development proposal that would bring as many as 10,000 people a day to the Confluence, one of the most sacred sites in the Canyon. 360labs.net
After the feature screening, please join us for a Q&A with guest speaker Robert Kent, Jolanda Blue Horse and Wendel Withrow.
Raffle prizes will be given out at the end. Be sure to grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win either a set of EarthxFilm Camp Chairs or a pair of tickets to the sold out show, GAME CHANGERS, screening Sept. 16th at AMC Northpark.
Robert Kent is the Area Director for The Trust for Public Land’s North Texas Office, where he works to ensure that every resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth region has access to a high-quality park, trail, or greenspace within a 10-minute walk of home. Born and raised in Dallas, Robert is passionate about using close-to-home nature to build green, resilient cities. An avid backpacker, Robert thru-hiked the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in 2009, and completed a coast-to-coast hike across Scotland in 2011. Robert and his wife Rachel live in Dallas near their favorite park, White Rock Lake.
Wendel Withrow is a native Texan who began treks into the woods at a young age. During his years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BA in history with high honors, Wendel began his camping career and developed a wanderlust that has taken him to the most remote and beautiful parts of the United States. In 1989 he stumbled on Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, and his love for the outdoors was transformed into a crusade to try and save all things wild while any remained to be saved. Joining the Sierra Club, Wendel used his passion for photography and inspiration from Abbey to rise to the chair of the Lone Star Chapter and the Dallas group of the Sierra Club, of which he is still active on their Executive Committee. He is the author of the popular Best Tent Camping: Texas, which was just released in an updated 2nd edition. Wendel continues to seek adventure in the outdoors and is currently planning educational field trips to help others experience the unique heritage and wilderness we all share.
Most recently, the Memnosyne Institute named Wendel as the director of Green Source DFW, an all-digital environmental newspaper and community resource seeking to inspire and coordinate the ever-growing number of local green-minded groups and their dedicated supporters. Also, EarthX is the banner sponsor for Green Source DFW.
Yolonda Blue Horse
Yolonda Blue Horse is a member of Rosebud Sioux and is a board member of the Dallas Peace and Justice Center. She has been active in the campaign against racist sports mascots, and was the leading organizer of several rallies and protests advocating for environmental protection from the oil industry. Most recently, the Dallas Peace and Justice Center awarded her 2017 Justice Seeker of The Year in recognition for her environmental work.