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RVA Environmental Film Festival Starts Rolling Today




The annual Richmond Environmental Film Festival showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation. The festival runs February 7th through the 14th.  The festival started way back in 2008 as The Biggest Picture: Richmond’s First Environmental Film Festival under the James River Film Society. In 2011, the Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group backed the event as the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Support from the community for the Festival grows with each passing year.
The first showing is of SINGAPORE: BIOPHILIC CITY tonight Friday 7th at 6:30 PM at Richmond Public Library Main Branch (101 E. Franklin Street). There will be over 17 films featured at the Byrd Theater, VCU campus, VUU campus, Richmond Public Library Main Branch, and the Virginia Science Museum.
A couple of films that look particularly interesting to us:
They’re often called Trash Pandas and that isn’t the way it should be. Untamed is Saturday, February 8th, 1:25 PM at the Byrd Theatre.
Produced by VPM with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, UNTAMED looks behind the scenes of the center and explores the environmental issues that affect the wildlife that they treat. In this episode, with staff and special guests, center president and co-founder Ed Clark explores how litter often leads to wildlife injuries and illnesses and what we can do to prevent them. Following the film, Clark will discuss the series and answer audience questions. – See trailer
Everywhere we look plastic is a part of our daily existence. The Story of Plastic tells us how we got to this point and the environmental mess all these disposable products are causing.  Thursday, February 13th at 5:55 PM at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Grace Street Theatre (934 W.Grace Street). See trailer

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.