Mark your calendars to join HILT as we host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on April 6 & 7 at the historic Waimea Theater. We are pleased to present this premiere travelling environmental and adventure film festival featuring award- winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures. The program begins at 5pm both nights.
This event on Kaua‘i is a satellite event of the main event - Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. Now in its 11th year, Wild & Scenic focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. “Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Manager, Lori Van Laanen. “In our busy lives, it’s easy to get disconnected from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us we can start making a difference. Come watch and see!”
This year’s selections in Waimea combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions for the environmental challenges that confront us locally (Saturday’s theme) and globally (Sunday’s theme).
A special mahalo to our local sponsors Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and for the support of W&SFF national sponsors Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Mother Jones.