Feel-Good Film Festival Offers Inspiration While Raising Funds for Hoboken Relief

Feel-Good Film Festival Offers Inspiration While Raising Funds for Hoboken Relief

Tonight, Pop-up programming company Main Street Pops will share inspiring stories of everyday people making a difference in their communities during their second Wild & Scenic Film Festival virtual screening of film shorts and donate all the money raised to The Hoboken Relief Fund.

Their first screening on May 15 raised over $6500 for F.L.A.G, the Hoboken Shelter and Community Center.

“We wanted to offer an opportunity for our community to come together and raise each other up, both emotionally and financially”, said Co-Founder Tracy Gavant.

Her partner, Zabrina Stoffel added, “ We usually try to create engaging pop- up events but at this time we wanted to offer pop-up community support”.

The price is very affordable at $10.00, so anyone can participate and feel like they’ve contributed. The ticket link is good for the live screening tonight where ticket holders can chat online and share thoughts, and will be valid for five days following the screening so people can watch films on their own.

Here’s a preview of the film shorts they’ll be showing this evening…

East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. Detroit Hives explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

Great Old Broads for Wolves travels to the southwest, where the land is wild and the women…might be even wilder. Introducing the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and their fight to keep southwestern Colorado’s wilderness an intact and natural environment. These women have come together to find their voice, and now are using it to give these lands a fighting chance.

Suspended in the airy expanse between heaven and Earth, highliners walk a thin, wiggly piece of nylon webbing that’s been rigged between two points, very high up. Wave Hands Like Clouds is an ode to finding focus and balance in a moment of exposed vulnerability that leaves the viewer breathless.

Every day (and, we mean every day) you can see Daniel riding his bike along Highway 50. And, while he’s out there, he’s picking up trash and doing his part to make the Lake Tahoe area better for everyone. Daniel- A Cyclist With TBI Making a Difference, shares how Daniel nearly died as a child from a fall that left him in a coma for 8 months, and while he still suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI), that hasn’t stopped him from contributing to his community.

With an endless supply of fruit snacks, plenty of extra underwear and a pile of old photographs, Wild Toddler Chronicles tells the story of two parents who set out to retrace the route of an old adventure, this time with a two-year-old in tow, hoping to inspire the next generation to care about wild places.

Throughout history, people have always been searching for a perfect place. Land Without Evil, a short film based on Guaraní mythology, offers another point of view on paradise: what if the real paradise is inside us and lies in the harmony and unity of everything alive?

Clay Bolt is the story of a natural history and conservation photographer for World Wildlife Fund who has been featured in prominent magazines such as National Geographic. Affectionately referred to as the bug guy, Clay explains how and why he focuses on 99% of life on earth that is smaller than your finger.

Where the Wild Things Keep Playing is an ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures.

Nadia Mercado grew up in a working-class community with her single mother, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and three sisters. In Mi Mama, Nadia recounts the ways that her mother helped shape the woman she is today: a cardiac nurse, an outdoor athlete, and a woman who is dedicated to helping the Latinx and POC outdoor communities.

Wallace Stegner’s 1960 Letter to Congress is about the importance of wilderness and  is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

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For more information on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival series, go to www.mainstreetpops.com.


Authored by: hMAG