The 16th Annual “Who's Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival
-Thursday, April 21 . 6-8 pm. Kent Free Library. “Fantastic Fungi”
-Friday, April 22nd, 7 pm KIVA Auditorium, KSU, “2040” and a selection of Short Films
Friday April 16, 7pm. “Death By Diffusion” North Water Street Gallery
Director: Bobby Vaughn
Run Time 81 minutes
These brave and dedicated nuclear whistleblowers have for the first time come together to expose the Department of Energy's murder racket at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. This plant enriched nuclear warhead-grade uranium during the Cold War.
Thursday, April 21, 6pm. “Fantastic Fungi” Kent Free Library
Director: Louis Schwartzberg
Writer: Mark Monroe
Narrator: Brie Larson
Run Time: 81 minutes
Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film about the mycelium network that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors like Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions that fungi kingdom offers in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.
Friday, April 22, 6-9pm “2040” KIVA Auditorium. KSU
Director: Damon Gameau
Run Time: 1:32
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.