Global Peace Film Festival at Rollins College Bush Auditorium
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Quick reminder that today, Sep. 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Rollins College Bush Auditorium in Winter Garden, FL 32789.
Below is a note from Director of Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs, Bob Gigueere and a note from Director of Don’t Drain the Swamp, Vicki Nantz, in italics:
We are joining with the Global Peace Film Festival at Rollins College Bush Auditorium to see Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs and Don’t Drain the Swamp. Tickets for the films are $10.00 and can be purchased online or at the venue. This is a very special event that you won’t want to miss!
Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs
Director: Bob Giguere
USA, 2017, 56 mins.
There are over 1,000 freshwater springs in Florida, more than any other region in the world. Native Americans worshiped them as sacred, while many visitors today regard them as enchanted. Not only do these springs fuel rivers and nurture a wonderland of plants and wildlife, they flow from an Aquifer that provides drinking water for 90 percent of Floridians. Their value for recreation, real estate, and potable water is measured in billions of dollars. Florida would suffer an enormous aesthetic—and economic—loss if its springs were degraded.
Equinox Documentaries will explore the mysteries of these springs with rare footage—revealing labyrinthic limestone chambers, rare and endemic animals, and prehistoric fossils of mastodons and other Ice Age animals. But it will also bring to light more treacherous “secrets” that show how the flow of major springs has been steadily declining over the last 50 years, and why the once-pure waters often are clogged with nitrates. The most closely held secret is that humans may have done more damage to our magical springs in the last half century than others have done in the last ten thousand years.
Politicians like to say they want to “drain the swamp,” as if the swamp were a terrible, godforsaken place. After spending 160 hours in a Florida swamp, filmmaker Vicki Nantz can report that the swamp is one of the most valuable ecosystems on earth, and home to an amazing array of wildlife. She discovered there are few places more life-affirming, beautiful and beneficial. Once you experience the zen of the swamp you’ll know that “drain the swamp” is the worst metaphor ever.
Don’t Drain the Swamp
Director: Vicki Nantz
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