The eighth annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale
(EFFY), the nation’s largest student-run environmental film festival, has selected 16 films from hundreds of submissions representing more than 18 countries. The festival will be held from April 1 to 9 across the Yale campus.
The festival lineup includes “How to Let Go of the World (and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change),” a film by Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (“Gasland”) that examines some of the consequences of climate change — as well as some of those things that it can’t destroy; “I Am Chut Wutty,” an inspirational story of activist Chut Wutty, who was stopped and shot dead at an illegal, military-controlled site in the Cardamom mountains while fighting to defend Cambodia’s forests against corrupt and illegal exploitation; “Overburden,” the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother who join forces to take down the most dangerous coal company in the U.S.; and the groundbreaking Sundance documentary “Racing Extinction,” directed by Academy Award-winner Louie Psihoyos, which examines biodiversity loss, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a more sustainable future.
“This year, we are showcasing a powerful new wave of environmental films, highlighting themes of collaboration, environmental justice, and collective action,” said EFFY Executive Director Lisa Veliz
’17 M.E.M./M.B.A. “As EFFY blossoms this spring, we hope to inspire more community members than ever before.”