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E-M:/ Sierra Club Film Fest; Feb 24, 2007




February 24, 2007

Royal Oak Public Library Auditorium

222 E 11 Mile Rd



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Film Schedule

Morning Series 10:30 AM

SUV CITY (8 Minutes)

A short satirical animated film about the absurdity of big SUVs. Some people might find it funnier than others as the underlying message about four common types of big-SUV buyers may ring true.

Kilowatt Ours (38 Minutes)

Filmmaker Jeff Barrie takes viewers on a journey from the coal mines of West Virginia to the solar panel fields of Florida, as he discovers solutions to America's energy related problems.

SpeakerChris Tarr of Upland Hills (30 minutes)

Chris Tarr is the Executive Director of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center.  She will discuss how each of us can help create a more healthy and sustainable future through using energy more wisely. She will outline many simple, cost-effective and efficient measures that you can take in and around own homes that will make a difference and save money. Renewable energy, green building and alternative fuels will also be highlighted.



Afternoon Series  12:30 PM

French Fries to Go (15 Minutes)

French Fries to Go is a funny and hopeful short film that documents the origins of Telluride, Colorado's Biodiesel project, and features cameos by Daryl Hannah, Dennis Weaver and Dr. Andrew Weil.

Too Hot Not to Handle (90 Minutes)

A primer on global warming, this HBO documentary features contributions from leading scientists in the field and shows how businesses, local governments, and citizens are taking positive actions to reduce global warming emissions

SpeakerLisa Kamil, Trained by Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth (30 minutes)

Lisa Kamil was trained by The Climate Project to present Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.  Lisa will be presenting information on global warming, the facts to back up the argument that it is a real threat and how we can make a change to stop climate change.



Evening Series 3:30 PM

This short was produced by three Greensburg, Pennsylvania high school students and offers a succinct introduction to mountaintop removal mining and its effects and personal stories of those most affected by this type of mining.

On the Brink (40 Minutes)

A short film on the possible link between global warming and the increase in sea surface temperatures and the increase in number and intensity of hurricanes.

Sarah Popp of The Center For Sustainable Systems

(30 minutes)

Sarah Popp is an Environmental Policy and Behavior Graduate Student Research Assistant in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan.  Sarah will address the threats of global warming and how the youth can become more involved in making change happen.