Celebrate the equinox on September 22 at Orcas Center with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an evening of inspiring documentaries about young people who are healing the earth. This year’s lineup of short films will focus on our planet’s next generation of change-makers—kids who are inspiring hope by making a positive difference all over the world.
The event’s highlight will be a world galactic premiere—the first-ever public screening of Tipping Point, a documentary about climate change that features Dylan D’Haeze, Orcas Island’s own talented young filmmaker. Also on the evening’s program is Dylan’s first documentary, Plastic is Forever—a huge hit when it was shown at Orcas Center for 400 island students on Earth Day 2017. The film and its 14-year-old star have since gone on to win several national and international awards.
Tipping Point is the second installment, after Plastic is Forever, in a new series of documentaries called “Kids Can Save the Planet.” Dylan and his parents, professional filmmakers Dawn and Kevin D’Haeze of Rock Island Media, are producing the series together as a family.
Each film in the series centers around Dylan’s quest to get to the bottom of an issue such as plastic pollution and climate change, and then learn how he and other kids can mobilize to tackle these threats to the planet.
This is the fifth year that Orcas Center and the San Juan Preservation Trust have teamed up to co-sponsor this popular event. “We are especially excited that Dylan D’Haeze will be back onstage at Orcas Center to introduce his new film, Tipping Point, after the tremendous success of Plastic Is Forever,” says Tim Seifert, executive director of the San Juan Preservation Trust. “The evening’s focus on our next generation of conservationists brings a fresh twist to this year’s Wild & Scenic program.”
Come and be one of the first people in the solar system to see Tipping Point—on the fall equinox!
Tickets are $15, $9 for students, and can be purchased from Orcas Center here.
Read more in this Islands’ Sounder article.