The Bioneers Conference — held in San Rafael, CA from Oct. 15-17 — is a leading-edge forum that presents breakthrough solutions for people and planet. This year, ITVS’s FUTURESTATES series will be screened at the event as part of their Moving Image Festival. Media Project Manager Aaron Leventman will be heading up those efforts and filed this report for BTB.
Since environmental and social justice-themed films have gone mainstream, receiving both commercial and critical recognition, cinema has become one of the most important ways to ignite dialogue and inspire action on the most pressing issues of our time. For this reason, Bioneers as part of its annual conference for the past 10 years has included The Moving Image Festival as an integral part its conference offerings.
The Moving Image Festival offers award-winning films and discussions with filmmakers and cutting-edge luminaries on topics ranging from indigenous knowledge and activism, to sustainable farming and climate change. Dirt! The Movie
, shown on ITVS this year, was shown to a sell-out crowd at our 2009 festival. This year’s films include Reporter
, (premiered at the Sundance Film Festival), about Nicholas Kristof’s trip to the Congo and the future of print journalism; and Soil in Good Heart
from director Deborah Garcia (The Future of Food)
. Click here to see the complete schedule
Due to popular demand, the film series has expanded to a week of screenings
at various venues in the bay area a week before the main event. These screenings will include the world premieres of Confessions of an Eco Terrorist
with Peter Jay Brown
, and An Ecology of Mind
about influential philosopher and thinker Gregory Bateson. Also screened at this festival will be the entire series of FUTURESTATES
. Event info is as follows:
KORET AUDITORIUM, San Francisco Public Library
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010 - 1:30-4:30 pm
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA, 94102
is a series of 11 fictional mini-features exploring possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities. Each episode presents a different filmmaker’s vision of American society in the not-too-distant future, fusing an exploration of social issues with elements of speculative and science fiction.