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'Wild' films set for Nov. 7


The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is returning to Harriett Hall at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, with a new collection of thought-provoking films about mindful living, environmental activism and the outdoors.

  The event benefits the Southeast Alaska State Fair and Takshanuk Watershed Council.

  Fair director Jessica Edwards said of the 11 films on tap for the festival, “SLOMO” is her favorite. The 16-minute piece tells the story of Dr. John Kitchin, a depressed and frustrated neurosurgeon who leaves his career and “chooses to follow his bliss instead of maintaining the course of his unhappy, stressful life,” Edwards said.

  “Into the Mind” is a fun ski film, while “Vultures of Tibet” centers on Tibetan sky burials and the effects of globalization and cultural dissonance on traditional rituals. “Fighting for the Futaleufu” features gorgeous Patagonian scenery and big whitewater rapids as the background to the controversy over damming Chilean rivers. “My First Fish” is a short film celebrating first connections with nature. 


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