Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival
Friday Harbor Film Festival staff will screen two Oscar-nominated documentaries in January at the SJI Grange.
Jan. 2: “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Jan. 16: “Chasing Coral”
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, this film includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world. Won Best Feature Documentary, Call to Action and Peoples Choice Awards at Boulder International Film Festival; Won Audience Award and Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film.