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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Spotlight on the Environment

Mar 31, 2021 08:30AM ● By Bernice Butler
The fifth annual environmentally focused EarthxFilm festival from April 16 through 25 features in-person and virtual screening presentations. The festival showcases films and emerging media that explore science, conservation, climate change and the environment, honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. EarthxFilm aims to turn awareness into action through education, art and media.

Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded to filmmakers and to environmental organizations showcased in the films through impact grants. Opening and closing night selections of Sally Aitken’s Playing With Sharks (drive-in) and the world premiere of Clark Johnson’s Percy Vs. Goliath, respectively, bookcase a raft of stellar selections.

Sharks is about the groundbreaking diver Valerie Taylor. Percy Vs. Goliath, stars Christopher Walken, Adam Beach, Christina Ricci and Zach Braff in the true story of a farmer taking on a multinational corporation over the impact of GMOs on his livelihood. Other highlights include an evening of Texas-centric films featuring EarthxFilm alum Ben Masters’ American Ocelot and Nicol Ragland’s Trans Pecos.

Michael Cain, cofounder and president of EarthxFilm, says, “Over the course of the past year, EarthxFilm has worked to adapt and innovate the way we present environmental stories and messages to the world. With over 12 million views since EarthxTV’s launch in September, we have seen great success with our online presentations, and we are excited to safely share these inspiring films with audiences in a public space once again.”

“While environmental issues have been less in focus because of the relentless news cycle of the last year, we know at EarthX that these challenges are no less urgent. That is why we are so grateful to our many daring filmmakers and planetary heroes who have continued their work to bring us essential stories that will inspire our audience into action,” notes EarthxFilm Artistic Director David Holbrooke.

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