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Wild & Scenic Film Festival includes film on the Truckee River Watershed

One of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival returns to South Shore today for the seventh consecutive year.

With a growing public awareness for the environment, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival - On Tour aims to increase the awareness through inspiring and educational films, which hopefully will motivate people to go out and make a difference in their community and around the world.

The seventh annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - On Tour will be shown from 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 9 at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, Patagonia and the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Committee, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. This year, the festive has chosen powerful environmental and adventure films, attendees are inspired to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world.

A few of the films we selected include "With My Own Two Wheels," the feature film, which weaves together the experiences of five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world one pedal stroke at a time.

"Things Worth Saving" the Tahoe feature, outlines the proposal for Wild and Scenic designation for the Upper Truckee River Watershed. It highlights the area and talks to local experts about this proposal.

In "Chasing Water," photojournalist Peter McBride sets out to document the flow of the Colorado River from source to sea.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 7, 2012 07:05PM Published Mar 7, 2012 07:05PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.