Princeton Public Library presents its annual Environmental Film Festival in a virtual format this year. The 14th annual festival features 20 films of local, regional, and international relevance that will be available on-demand from Monday, October 12, through Sunday, October 18.
“We’ll miss the experience of viewing the films together as a community, but we are thrilled to share this year’s timely, thought-provoking and important films,” said librarian Susan Conlon, who directs the festival along with Kim Dorman.
Among the films available for viewing will be:
“Pollinators,” which follows migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honeybees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat.
“Invisible Hand,” a documentary produced by actor Mark Ruffalo on the Rights of Nature Movement. The film looks behind the curtain of our daily economy to reveal a new future for democracy and nature.
“Mossville: When Great Trees Fall,” an intimate look at Mossville, Louisiana, a once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. The town is now a breeding ground for petrochemical plants where many residents have been forced from their homes, and those who stayed suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution.
“Picture of His Life,” a film about Amos Nachoum, the legendary underwater still photographer whose lifelong dream is to swim underwater with a polar bear and capture it face-to-face on film. Nearing the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot.
“Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man” focuses on Jack Sim, a quirky Singaporean and crusader in global sanitation. A former entrepreneur, Jack uses humor to campaign for a crisis that impacts more than two billion people.
“Sacrifice Zone,” a look at Newark, New Jersey’s Ironbound district, one of the most toxic neighborhoods in the country. The film follows Maria Lopez-Nunez, as she leads a group of environmental justice fighters determined to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds.
View the films online at www.princetonlibrary.org/peff.