Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:00am - Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 8:00pm

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

September 23–27

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is proud to be a lead sponsor of the fourth annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival. For the first time, the Festival will be entirely virtual, with 13 curated programs consisting of 50 films, panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As — all available for viewing from your own home.

Academy scientists, staff and friends of the Academy will appear in panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As for the following films:

Tribes on the Edge (Program 1 – Indigenous Perspectives)
Director Céline Cousteau is interviewed by Academy President and CEO Scott Cooper.

The River and the Wall (Program 2 – American Adventures)
Producer Hillary Pierce will join a panel of Academy staff to discuss habitat fragmentation and impacts to community and local habitats, such as pine barrens and waterways.

Shad Run (Program 3 – Regional Shorts)
Head of Fisheries David Keller, PhD. talks about his experiences with American Shad in the Delaware River Basin.

Sea of Shadows (Program 5 – Oceans First)
Director Richard Ladkani talks with the Academy's Curator of Ichthyology and Collection Manager of Malacology about how collecting and trafficking of wild animals damage populations. 

Modified (Program 6 – Planet Food)
Director Aube Giroux talks with the Academy's Chief Learning and Engagement Officer about food, democracy and GMO labeling.

The Story of Plastic (Program 11 – Plastic Problem)
Director Deia Schlosberg talks with the Department Head of Drexel University's Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) about the environmental impacts of plastic.

Public Trust (Program 13 – Public Lands)
Director David Garrett Byars talks with Executive Director of Fairmount Park Conservancy Maura McCarthy, PhD, about national and local public lands.

Ticket information:
$30 Unlimited Pass (Unlocks all 13 programs & Extras)
$12 Single Ticket to the Program of your Choosing

Event Type: 
Educational Events