www.thegreenhorns.net. A documentary project about young farmers and the slow food movement. Discussion and Q&A moderated by Lucky Penny Farm and Creamery owner Abbe Turner Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main Street. FREE! -THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 7pm FILM SCREENING: “JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE”. www.journeyoftheuniverse.org. A film which examines our humble planet earth from the big bang to the mapping of the human genome. Wine Tasting. FJ Kluth Gallery, 300 N. Water Street. FREE! -FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 6pm-11pm. ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AND LOCAL FOODS RECEPTION. Kent State University Student Center, Kiva Auditorium. FILMS! SPEAKERS! FOOD! Risman Dr., KSU. $7 Adults. $5 Student Admission. Updates soon on www.whosyourmama.org. 6:00pm: LOCAL FOODS RECEPTION. Appetizers. Fruit and Cheese pairing. Kent Spring Water. Film Screening! “SONG OF THE WHALES”. Swimming with The Humpback Whales of The Bermuda Triangle. by Andrew Stevenson. 6:30pm: LOCAL ECO FILMS. Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA) film (5min). Kent Environmental Council Historical Film (9 min). Kent Parks and Recreation Film(8 min). Portage Park District Film (7 min). 7:00pm: ANIMATED SHORTS. KIDS PROGRAM: Banjo Frogs. Claymation. More TBA 8:00pm: AMAZON ALIVE! PART 1. by Christain Baumeister. Amazing photography capturing the beauty and biodiversity of the amazon jungle. 9:00pm: ALTERNATIVE LANDSCAPES : SHORT FILMS (presented with the cooperation of The Planet in Focus Film Festival. www.planetinfocus.org) FILM DESCRIPTIONS: I. “LINT LENT LAND” Directed by: Isabell Spengler | 9 minutes | GERMANY | English Reworked hinterland sounds breathe life into synthetic sculptural tableaux of natural worlds. II. “WINTER LIGHT” Directed by: Skule Eriksen | 24 minutes | NORWAY | Norwegian with English Subtitles Winter Light captures the stillness and subtle beauty that pervades everyday life on a Norwegian archipelago as the low autumn sun sinks below the horizon for the duration of the winter months. III. “MELT” Directed by: Noemie LaFrance | 10 minutes | CANADA, USA | English A sensual, dramatic and delicate expression of the body in exile surrendering to the effect of heat; a spiritual mutation, where the body as matter transforms from solid to liquid to light in a quiet and highly-charged atmosphere. IV. “THE WANT” Directed by: Annie Si-Wing Tung | 6 minutes | CANADA | English A dreamlike exploration of the built environment, where natural and industrial elements become interlaced and progress is no longer clear. V. “NANAMESHKUEU (TREMBLEMENT DE TERRE)” Directed by: Real Junior Leblanc | 3 minutes | CANADA | Innu with English Subtitles Leblanc’s poetry inspirits a colourful dual-screen collage of the faces, trees, waves and moon around him. Jeunesse Mainfilm Prize, Montreal First Peoples’ Festival VI. “DAYBREAK” Directed by: Jason Britski | 10 minutes | CANADA | English Inverted Super 8 and video footage paints a hauntingly beautiful portrait of Saskatchewan’s northern forests. VII. “PARK” Directed by: Ulu Braun | 5 minutes | GERMANY, FINLAND | English Intricate video compositing techniques combine familiar features of our social and architectural environments into a panoramic exploration of the space between urban and natural landscapes. VIII. “NATIONAL PARKS PROJECT: SIRMILIK” Directed by: Zacharias Kunuk | 10 minutes | CANADA | English Against the arresting backdrop of Nunavut’s blue skies and majestic glacial expanses, filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) explores how climate change is impeding the local Inuit community’s ability to predict weather patterns. Sirmilik features the music of Andrew Whiteman (Broken Social Scene), Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Yellowknife throat singer Tanya Tagaq. -SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 11AM-5PM MAIN STREET BLOCK PARTY: Main Street Closed in Downtown Kent between Depeyster and Water Streets. MUSIC! DANCE PERFORMANCES! ECO VENDORS! ALTERNATIVE ENERGY DISPLAYS! PARADE! and POEMS “FROM THE TREE” BY CHILDREN! Free! PERFORMERS INCLUDE 1:00pm: “Topography” Dance Troupe performing an original work, “Accumulation”, featuring Marcia Custer and KSU Dance Students 1:30pm: The Kent Roosevelt High School ACE Choir led by Donna Crews 2:00pm: Samba Joia Percussion Group. www.rhythmculture.com/sambajoia.php 2:30pm: The Possibilitarians Puppet Theatre possibilitarianpuppettheater.blogspot.com/ Facebook: Possibilitarian Puppet Theater 3:00pm: Sho Jo Ji Japanese Dancers. www.lkwdpl.org/jacl/ 3:30pm: Mame Daiko Drummers. www.lkwdpl.org/jacl/ 4:00pm: Poetry Reading “From The Tree” by 3rd Grade Elementary Students guided by The KSU Wick Poetry Outreach Program and Jim Vandenboom Studio. WORKSHOP: STRAWBERRY GARDENS! Country Charm Strawberries with Barb Eaton. How to plant and grow strawberries! Plants available for sale. Saturday, April 28, 11:30am at The Main Street Block Party on main Street in Downtown Kent MAIN STREET BLOCK PARTY. APRIL 28th. DOWNTOWN KENT. BOOTH LIST: - Portage Park District Conserving the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Portage County. www.portageparkdistrict.org - Dr. Greenbee. Sustainable Living Store. www.drgreenbees.com - Appalachian Renewable Power Systems LTD. Assessment, design. and installation of residential, commercial, and agricultural photovoltaic solar systems. www.arp-solar.com/ - Country Charm Strawberries with Barb Eaton. 330-297-8741 - Bob Wood Oral History Project Archiving the work of local art legend Robert E. Wood. www.Fjkluth.com - Bent Tree Coffee Roasters Organic Fair Trade Coffee Roasting. www.bentreecoffee.com - JP Organic Farm Organic Farm - Kent Environmental Council. Environmental Advocacy and Education. River Day Info. www.kentenvironment.org - Kent Cycle Community Bike Shop. www.kentcycle.com - Kent Roosevelt High School Environmental Science Club Sustainable Housing Project. Energy Bike. - Master Gardeners of Portage County Gardening Advocacy and Workshops. portage.osu.edu - Revive Sustainable Goods. Fair Trade Boutique. www.revivestore.com - Stormwater Department, City of Kent Monitor Watershed. Provide information to the public about stormwater. - Vick’s Fries Food Vendor - Wild Earth Outfitters Outdoor Apparel and Equipment. www.Wildearthoutfitters.com - Standing Rock Jewelers Jewelry Store. www.standingrockjewelers.com - Afrika Origins Using repurposed fabrics and mixed media with unique painting style and patchwork, Kwame Awuku creates unique pieces of wearable art. - Dovetail Solar and Wind Founded in 1995, Dovetail Solar and Wind has more than 16 years experience in renewable energy system design, installation and green building. www.dovetailsolar.com -Bonnie’s Bread Organic Fresh Baked Loaves. Accompanied by Splart, Art from Slate. - Kent State Planeteers The goal of the Kent State Planeteers will be to create a community of collaboration in which active participants search for and discover lasting solutions to the problems facing our community and environment. - Far Out Forest Items made from upcycled/repurpose/reclaimed materials (Fancy talk for “makin’ crap out of old junk”.) -Stahl’s Bakery Tree Cookies etcetera. -Canton Glassworks Hand Blown Glass. www.cantonglassworks.com -Tree City Cafe 135 E. Erie St. Kent, Oh 330-673-5522 www.rootedinkent.com -Totally Cooked Catering Barbecue Pulled Pork, Veggie Wraps, Beef Brisquets 2730 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 330-923-9964 www.totallycooked.com -Ohio Farm Direct Grassfed Dairy, Ice Cream www.ohioproud.com 330-740-7360 AND MORE!!!! The purpose of the festival is to celebrate Earth Day and bring a greater awareness to the idea of sustainable, ecological activities to a large number of people in our region. There are four main ideas presented at the event: 1. Alternative Energy 2. Sustainable Agriculture 3. Conservation 4. Multi-Media Environmental Education (Films, Music, Dance, etc.) Thank you to our current sponsors: The City of Kent, The Kent Environmental Council, The Sylvia Coogan, Memorial Fund, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Hometown Bank, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Woodsy’s Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, Stormwater Department for the City of Kent, City Bank Antiques, Wild Goat Cafe, Taco Tantos, Rays Place, Kent Natural Foods Cooperative, EcoWatch Journal, Christopher J. Mallin, Esq., Portage Area Regional Transit Authority(PARTA), Kent Cycles, Rootstown Organic Farm, The Wild Earth Outfitters, Dr. Greenbee, The Lucky Penny Creamery, Totally Cooked Catering, Abruzzos Wine and Home Brew Supply, The Hoppin Frog Brewery, Standing Rock Jewelry, Master Gardeners of Portage County, Healthy Referral Wholistic Health Magazine, Standing Rock Jewelers, Bottles 101, Tree City Café, Lotus Foods, Downpour Creative Graphic Design, Revive Fair Trade Boutique, Ohio Farm Direct, and Appalachian Renewable Power. FOR BOOTH SPACE AND/OR SPONSORSHIP INFO Contact: Jeff Ingram/Producer “Who’s Your Mama?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival Standing Rock Cultural Arts 257 N. Water St. Kent, OH 44240 330-673-4970 www.standingrock.net www.whosyourmama.orgWHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the support of The City of Kent and Kent Parks and Recreation WHAT: 6TH ANNUAL “WHO’S YOUR MAMA?” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival. SPRING 2012. WHEN: APRIL 25-28. -WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 7-8:30pm. FILM SCREENING: “GREENHORNS”.