The winners of the Going Green Film Festival have been announced! The fest, which celebrates environmentally conscious films and environmentally friendly filmmaking techniques, reflets the motto "REthink, REplenish, REcommit."
The Going Green Film Festival is organized by, and benefits, the Minorities in Broadcast Training Program, a nonprofit group that aims to boost the careers of student journalists. The Daily Green is a supporter, along with Fuji Film, 3Degrees Inc. and Google Grants.
The winners are:
For 20 years, Riki Ott and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the worlds most powerful oil company ExxonMobil, asking that the company take responsibility for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The film chronicles the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever.
King Corn tells the story of two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.
Dive! follows Jeremy Seifert an his friends as they dumpster dive in the garbage receptacles of LA's Supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good food and uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America.
Muniya tells the story of an impoverished fathers heart-breaking choice once he discovers he cannot pay for his sick daughters medical care.
The film reveals what's at stake at creating and maintaining meaningful standards for organic production.
Continuum: Against All Odds, is a film about The University of Michigan's solar car team. Five-time American solar challenge champions, the team has placed third in the world solar challenge three times. In 2007, with a groundbreaking design and a seasoned race crew, team members traveled to the outback of Australia confident they would come home with the champion's trophy. Then, the unthinkable happens.
A film must have met one of three criteria to be considered: It must deal with an environmental theme, employ environmentally friendly filming techniques or feature an alternative vehicle. In addition to the $2,000 from Chipotle, prizes included hybrid bikes, trees and prizes from Fuji Film, Movie Magic Suite Software, Showbiz Software, Super 8 Production Facilities.
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