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We are looking forward to seeing your amazing films!
Marissa A. Martinez (right), 2015 award winner for Best Student Film with Noa’s Jar
Think Before You Eat/ Piense antes de comer Film & Food Events Oct 15-16, 2015
WFF produced two fantastic community film & food events, called “Think Before You Eat/ Piense antes de comer.” Neighborhood families were treated to a series of short films about diabetes & alternatives to junk/fast food culture, followed by a healthy meal and activities provided by local organizations. The next day high school students met at the Green Valley Cinema, where we screened 8 short videos, incl “Food Fight” & “Lost in Translation.” Activities followed outside, like the awesome smoothie bike. See more photos our facebook page.
WFF & Ambulante Present Free Film Screening Oct 1
Watsonville Film Festival is partnering with Ambulante California, the groundbreaking film festival founded by actors Diego Luna & Gael García Bernal, to present the documentary film “All Of Me” (Llévate Mis Amores) at Watsonville’s Green Valley Cinemas on Thursday, October 1, at 7pm. The film’s Director, Arturo González Villaseñor, will participate in a conversation following the film. Tickets are FREE, available at the door starting one hour before the screening.
The documentary “All of Me” introduces us to Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, since 1995, have been making food and literally tossing it to the thousands of migrants that pass through their village on a train called The Beast. This intimate documentary shows that, in a land where all hope seems lost, Las Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.
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Thanks to everyone who organized and attended The New Environmentalists, April 9. It was a powerful and inspiring event!
2015 Film Lineup