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Environmental film festival

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The fourth annual Siskiyou Environmental Film Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, at the Havurah Sanctuary, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

There is an expanding group of independent filmmakers that travel the planet to videotape the plights facing Earth. The event will feature more than 20 films that explore environmental issues and showcase individuals who are making a difference.

Films will be shown on all three days of the festival, with many of the filmmakers on hand for discussions.

The feature films will include documentaries such as "Common Ground: Oregon’s Ocean," "Mardi Gras: Made in China" and "Last Journey for the Leatherback?"

Some of the filmmakers will be available at the festival for discussions, and guest speakers will include John Francis, author of "Planetwalk," Rolf Skar of the Siskiyou Project and Collin Whitehead of Pacific Power Blue Sky.

A children’s session will be held Saturday and will include "Go Further," a documentary of an eco-conscious raising tour down the Pacific Coast Highway by actor Woody Harrelson.

A complete schedule of films is available at www.siskiyou.org.

The Siskiyou Environmental Film Festival will be hosted by the Siskiyou Project, a grassroots network dedicated to protecting the Klamath-Siskiyou forests.

The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Headwaters, the Siskiyou Field Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, World Wildlife Fund, the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous and the Media Collective will also be represented.

Festival hours will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the festival is $25 for a three-day pass; $15 for students and individuals with low incomes. A one-day pass is $15; $6 for students and individuals with low incomes.

Tickets are available at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland, The Creative Alternative in Grants Pass and Coffee Heaven in Cave Junction.

Call 592-4459.


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