Last weekend I attended the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. I went for some inspiration. I didn’t find a new path, but I did come back with hopefulness and knowledge that there are a lot of good people transforming the world, doing the work that needs to be done. If you have a chance to see ‘The Yes Men Fix the World,’ see it. It was the funniest movie of the festival. The winner of the festival was a movie about a family in Pasadena that raises nearly all of its own food on a 1/5 acre suburban lot, called ‘Homegrown.’
I spent Saturday at the native American venue, which was hosted by the local Tsi Akim Maidu tribe, and that it was interesting to be in that energy for the whole day. The movies were not of as high a quality as the rest of the festival, but the energy was incredible.
Sponsored by and a fundraiser for South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), the festival is the largest environment themed in the world. More info at http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/.
Over the weekend I stayed at my friends’ (Lisa and Eric) house in Grass Valley. It’s a great place to stay, though strange because they were at Contra Carnivale, a contra dance weekend in San Luis Obispo, so the house was quiet. I hitched to Nevada City on both Saturday and Sunday, which I’ve not done in a while, had an easy time three out of four, and met some cool people.