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Climate Crisis: A New Mexico Virtual Film Festival to Air on Public Access

Films and conversations to address climate disruption in the Southwest.

October 23, 2021 - Climate Crisis: A New Mexico Virtual Film Festival will air on Public Access Comcast Channel 27 on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hosted by the City of Albuquerque's Media Resources division of the Department of Arts & Culture, the film festival will also livestream from Studio 519 at https://www.studio519abq.com/watch.

 
Among the scheduled topics to be covered during the festival are renewable energy, environmental justice, regenerative agriculture, and climate change and the Colorado River. Speakers include Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez; Representative Pamelya Herndon; John Fleck, director of Water Resources at UNM; Casey Holland of Chispas Farm; and others.
 
“I was encouraged to see that more than 3,000 Burqueños provided input for the 2021 Climate Action Plan we released on Earth Day 2021," said Mayor Tim Keller. "My Administration’s acknowledgment of the climate challenges ahead of our City as well as our pledge to reach 100% renewable energy use by 2025 seemed to resonate with any of our neighbors. This virtual film festival will help provide context to our current challenges, as well as provide solutions that will help future generations have access to the essential natural resources that we enjoyed growing up here in New Mexico.”
 
“I thank the City of Albuquerque for sponsoring and producing this event with the advanced technology and skills provided by Studio 519 leadership and staff. Having organized three previous film festivals to raise awareness that climate change is real, the emphasis now is addressing the impacts of Climate Change. The films of the talented activist filmmakers featured in this Climate Crisis Film Festival further raise awareness while presenting options that legislators, official agencies at all levels, the private sector, and individuals can take in our daily lives to preserve our planet. After all, we only get one planet," said Susan Selbin, festival organizer.