May 25, 6:00 AM-11:30 PM: Short films are open to watch
May 25, 7:00 PM: Live Q&A with producer of Lowland Kids
Register at: https://homesick_lowlandkids.eventbrite.com
As part of this month's Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series, Sustainable Woodstock will screen two short films featuring stories of human displacement. The first film, Homesick, is the fictional story of a father willing to enter the Fukushima disaster no-go-zone to spend time with his eight-year-old son. Directed by Koya Kamura, who is a half French half Japanese, the film is in Japanese with English subtitles.
The second short film, Lowland Kids, is a documentary that tells the story of the last teenagers on the Isle de Jean Charles, a sinking island off the coast of Louisiana. For the two siblings, this place has always been home. After losing their parents, their uncle has raised them on this island, passing on his love and appreciation for the land. But the island is running out of time. Due to rising sea levels and hurricanes, the Brunet family finds themselves forced to leave Isle de Jean Charles, and saying goodbye is not easy. The future can’t possibly be brighter than the life they have here. Or could it?
Join us for a live Q&A with a creator of Lowland Kids at 7:00 PM, May 25th!
This screening is only available to those watching from the USA.
Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support our local arts community. Make donations at https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/
Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, and Mark Knott DDS.