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Portland International Nature and Environmental PINE Film Festival Kicks Off Second Season

PINE Film(www.pinefilm.org) will host the second annual Portland International Nature and Environmental (PINE) Film Festival beginning Friday, January 27 through Saturday, February 4, 2006. The 2006 calendar of events is listed below. PINE Film screens newly released and critically acclaimed films on themes of sustainability, culture and social justice, emphasizing the interconnection of people to people and people to place. Produced by Livable Place, a Portland based nonprofit, the films are selected to entertain and engage, while empowering audiences to make a difference. For more information, visit www.pinefilm.org or www.livableplace.org.
PINE Film Festival Presents 2006 Calendar of Events Portland, Ore. - PINE Film(www.pinefilm.org) will host the second annual Portland International Nature and Environmental (PINE) Film Festival beginning Friday, January 27 through Saturday, February 4, 2006. The 2006 calendar of events is listed below. PINE Film screens newly released and critically acclaimed films on themes of sustainability, culture and social justice, emphasizing the interconnection of people to people and people to place. Produced by Livable Place, a Portland based nonprofit, the films are selected to entertain and engage, while empowering audiences to make a difference. For more information, visit www.pinefilm.org or www.livableplace.org. Film Schedule: Friday, January 27, 2006 Title: Devil's Miner Film Length: 82 min Date: Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m., Guild Synopsis: A harrowing portrait of child laborer Basilio Vargas suffering a meager existence in Bolivian silver mine shafts. As Catholics above ground, underground, it is the Devil himself that Basilio and his brother worship as protector of certain death and disease. (Spanish with English subtitles) Film Schedule: Saturday, January 28, 2006 Title: Heavy Metal Film Length: 48 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 11:00 a.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: In Northern Quebec, a major mining disaster has been secretly devastating the people and the environment for over 40 years. Attempting to stop the lethal heavy metal pollution by compiling evidence, an environmentalist and a geologist overcome hurdles to address the Quebec National Assembly, where a controversial deal is made. Title: The Future of Food Film Length: 88 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 11:15 a.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Garcia, wife of the late Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia, provides an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. FREE Short Film Festival I Date: Saturday, January 28, 12:30 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Title: Plitvice- Im Land der Fallenden Seen (The Land of the Falling Lakes) Film Length: 53 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 12:45 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: The falling lakes of Plitvice, Croatia include 16 spectacular lakes arranged in terraces, connected by countless waterfalls, and located in Europe's oldest national park, a home to wolves, bears, and lynx. Title: One in Eight, Janice's Journey Film Length: 57 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 1:30 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: This personal, poignant, and comic film follows 33 year-old Janice Fine through her fight against breast cancer, while dealing with memories of her mother's death from cancer 17 years earlier. FREE Short Film Festival I Date: Saturday, January 28, 2:15 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Title: Amazonia Vertical Film Length: 63 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 3:00 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Exploring the lost world on top Auyan Tepui, the largest table mountain in the Amazon Basin, a team of three climbs to new heights, traverses a torturous alien landscape, and barely escapes via long committing rappels. Title: The Disappearing of Tuvalu Film Length: 75 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 3:15 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Tiny Tuvalu, earth's first sovereign nation, faces total destruction as a result of global warming. At the heart of this story are the South Pacific Islanders of Tuvalu who struggle to survive economically while confronting the likelihood of having to evacuate their homeland within the next 50 years. Title: CSA: The Confederate States of America Film Length: 90 min Date: Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: This provocative and mock-documentary, directed by Spike Lee, reveals our America turned upside down after a confederate Civil War victory, a country that runs frighteningly dangerous parallels to our own. Film Schedule: Sunday, January 29, 2006 Title: Stealing Cambodia Film Length: 81 min Date: Sunday, January 29, 3:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: Behind the veneer of beautiful Cambodia, this film sheds light on the plight of girls forced into prostitution to support their families and the men who corrupt them, while questioning the cost of humanity. Title: Return to Kandahar Film Length: 65 min Date: Sunday, January 29, 5:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: As testimony to the human spirit, this film shadows Nelofer Pazira's return to an Afghanistan smashed by Russian wars and years of anarchy under the Northern Alliance, the Taliban, and America's current "War on Terror." Title: Rio Arriba Film Length: 72 min Date: Sunday, January 29, 5:30 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Filmmaker Ulises de la Orden explores the economic and cultural impact of European focused monoculture on the land and people of the Andean hillsides of Argentina. Traveling to the top of the Andean steppes, De la Orden discovers indigenous history, stories of land theft, forced labor, and cultural loss in the name of colossal capital expansion. (Spanish with English subtitles) Title: Turmoil Film Length: 81 min Date: Sunday, January 29, 7:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: A spell binding tale of the corruption, violence, and western influence (and Hugo Chavez's resistance to these) that have left the planet's second richest oil exporting country with 80 percent of its population living below poverty. Title: Bird People Film Length: 92 min Date: Sunday, January 29, 7:30 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Over four years, 20 biologists and adventurers raised the birds for the film "Winged Migration." "Bird People" reveals the human environment to which the birds adjusted for the making of the blockbuster. Film Schedule: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Title: The Olive Harvest Film Length: 92 min Date: Tuesday, January 31, 6:45 p.m., Guild Synopsis: This complex story focuses on two Palestinian families' intimate struggles with love, family obligation, and female independence in a world of religious and political conflict. Title: Turmoil Film Length: 81 min Date: Tuesday, January 31, 8:15 p.m., Guild Synopsis: A spell binding tale of the corruption, violence, and western influence (and Hugo Chavez's resistance to these) that have left the planet's second richest oil exporting country with 80 percent of its population living below poverty. Film Schedule: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Title: The Trials of Darryl Hunt Film Length: 80 min Date: Wednesday, February 1, 6:45 p.m., Guild Synopsis: The wrongful conviction of a black man for a white woman's rape and murder offers a provocative, haunting examination of a fear-based, racially biased community and criminal justice system. Title: Alone Across Australia Film Length: 52 min Date: Wednesday, February 1, 8:30 p.m., Guild Synopsis: This self-shot documentary follows Jon Muir, one of the world's most accomplished climbers and adventurers, as he attempts to traverse the continent of Australia from the south to north coast (2,500 kilometers) alone on foot, his trusty dog, Seraphim, his only companion. Title: Mama Earth Film Length: 88 min Date: Wednesday, February 1, 7:15 p.m., Mission Theater Synopsis: The planet you live on speaks out: While experts offer solutions to the economic forces driving the sustainability movement, Mama Earth interlaces her eternal whimsy and wisdom into thought-provoking commentary. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll, at the very least, recycle. Film Schedule: Thursday, February 2, 2006 Title: Sharif Don't Like It Date: Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m., Hollywood Theater Film Schedule: Friday, February 3, 2006 Title: Bird People Film Length: 92 min Date: Friday, February 3, 7:00 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Over four years, 20 biologists and adventurers raised the birds for the film "Winged Migration." "Bird People" reveals the human environment to which the birds adjusted for the making of the blockbuster. Title: CSA: The Confederate States of America Film Length: 90 min Date: Friday, February 3, 9:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: This provocative and mock-documentary, directed by Spike Lee, reveals our America turned upside down after a confederate Civil War victory, a country that runs frighteningly dangerous parallels to our own. Title: Stealing Cambodia Film Length: 81 min Date: Friday, February 3, 9:00 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Behind the veneer of beautiful Cambodia, this film sheds light on the plight of girls forced into prostitution to support their families and the men who corrupt them, while questioning the cost of humanity. Film Schedule: Saturday, February 4, 2006 Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly Date: Saturday, February 4, 11:00 p.m. PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Title: Meltdown Date: Saturday, February 4, 11:15 p.m. PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Title: Indie Kids Date: Saturday, February 4, 12:00 p.m. Kennedy School Title: One More River Date: Saturday, February 4, 1:00 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Title: The Eskimo and the Whale Film Length: 57 min Date: Saturday, February 4, 1:30 p.m., PSU Fifth Avenue Cinemas Synopsis: Arctic light illuminates an utterly alien corner of the Earth and the Inupiat people as they struggle for the preservation of their subsistence whaling culture in the Arctic regions of Alaska. Title: The Olive Harvest Film Length: 92 min Date: Date: Saturday, February 4, 2:00 p.m., Guild Synopsis: This complex story focuses on two Palestinian families' intimate struggles with love, family obligation, and female independence in a world of religious and political conflict. Title: Sharif Don't Like It Date: Saturday, February 4, 4:00 p.m., Guild Title: Devil's Miner Film Length: 82 min Date: Saturday, February 4, 5:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: A harrowing portrait of child laborer Basilio Vargas suffering a meager existence in Bolivian silver mine shafts. As Catholics above ground, underground, it is the Devil himself that Basilio and his brother worship as protector of certain death and disease. (Spanish with English subtitles) Title: The Trials of Darryl Hunt Film Length: 80 min Date: Saturday, February 4, 7:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre Synopsis: The wrongful conviction of a black man for a white woman's rape and murder offers a provocative, haunting examination of a fear-based, racially biased community and criminal justice system. PINE Film Festival Awards Ceremony Saturday, February 4, 9:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre ###

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