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ANIMALS SAVE THE PLANET – GASSY COWS In a series of humorous, animated, short films animals give us humans tips on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Produced for Animal Planet by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), Animals Save the Planet is a funny, engaging series of six short clay animation films that feature animals, in their own habitats, demonstrating how everyone can make a difference by practicing a greener lifestyle. Aardman Animations | 1 min.

MAJESTIC PLASTIC BAG Follow a plastic bag from supermarket to its final migratory destination in the Pacific Ocean gyre. Jeremy Irons narrates this mock nature documentary. Jeremy Konner | 2010

way to make a living for the young members of the Bangladesh Surf Club. Follow professional surfer, Kahana Kalama as he works with Hawaiian-based non-profit, Surfing The Nations, and learns from these kids that sometimes, surfing involves much more than catching waves. Russell Brownley | 2010 | 33 min. | USA

EVENING PROGRAM | 7PM

WATER! Through a grant from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, local students have produced films with the theme of Water! as part of a local competition. The three winning films will be screened during the evening show.

BAG IT

The Sarcastic Fringehead is a ferocious fish, which has a large mouth and aggressive territorial behavior. Yet when two Fringeheads have a battle for territory, they wrestle by pressing their huge mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. Jeff Litton | 2010 | 2 min. | USA

GUM FOR MY BOAT

OPEN SPACE

SARCASTIC FRINGEHEAD QUARREL

An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture is now becoming a source of fun, escape and even a chance for a

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Boise Premiere! Learn what the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley is doing to conserve a special 58-acre piece of land right in our own backyard. Produced in Boise through the generous donation of Wide Eye Productions.

INTERMISSION

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-outfunny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazyfor-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. Many awards, including Best of Festival, Blue Ocean FF, Audience Choice, Telluride Mountainfilm. Suzan Beraza | 2010 | 45 min. | USA

| 4 min. | USA

HARRISON HOLLOW

Produced for Sonoran Institute, Open Space examines the loss of one of the West’s most valuable assets, open space, which serves as a community’s agricultural base and wildlife habitat. The film offers a new vision for communities and landscapes in the American West. Jeremy Roberts | 8 min.

WATER LOVIN DOGGIES The water loving doggies are back! From 20 to 200 pounds our furry friends are sure to make a splash in your hearts in this year’s re-cut river romp, featuring music by Matisyahu. Will Keir | 2010 | 4 min. | USA

THE STORY OF ELECTRONICS Revisit Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—6 billion tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. Can engineers design long-lasting, toxin-free products that are fully and easily recyclable? Free Range Studios | 2010 | 8 min. | USA

SPOIL The International League of Conservation Photographer’s adventure through the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia to support the coastal First Nations’ fight against a proposed oil export pipeline from the tar sands. In the challenge of just 10 days, these world famous photographers must capture the iconic wilderness and wildlife of this suddenly threatened landscape. Trip Jennings, Andy Maser | 2010 | 44 min. | Canada

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