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San Francisco Green Film Festival at Cowell Theater

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018

The 8th annual San Francisco Green Film Festival is partnering with COAL + ICE to bring three days of its week-long festival to Cowell Theater at Fort Mason. The series kicks off on September 7th with the Green Film Festival’s free school program and continues through the Sunday the 9th. All screenings at Cowell Theater listed below. Please purchase tickets through the San Francisco Green Film Festival website.

September 7:

10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Youth v Gov, 90 min.
An intimate look at a group of youth plaintiffs, ages 10–21, as they embark on the most groundbreaking climate change litigation of the 21st century.

2:00 PM
Complicit, 119 min.
A Chinese migrant factory worker poisoned by assembling smartphones, brings his fight against benzene to the international stage.

5:00 PM
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, 85 min.
Chefs are transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

7:30 PM
The Harvest (Il Raccolto), 73 min.
With Non Stop Bhangra dance party! A bold docu-musical, using traditional Punjabi choreography to show the daily exploitation of Sikh field workers.

September 8:

2:00 PM
Pushing Change: Shorts From China’s Environmental Edge
Searching for Sacred Mountain, 20 min.
Guanba: Land of the Panda Tribe, 11 min.
Far Away from Home, 6 min.
Drinking the Northwest Wind, 12 min.
Smog Journeys, 7 min.

4:00 PM
Symphony for Nature, 27 min.
Classical musicians join with indigenous drummers for a stunning performance inspired by Crater Lake. With special performance by Steiger Butte Singers & Drummers!

5:30 PM
Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future, 57 min.
Journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the Wine Country wildfires of 2017, and explore strategies to mitigate future disasters.

8:00 PM
Warrior Women, 64 min.
From the perspective of Lakota activist Madonna Thunder Hawk, the film traces the untold history of women’s activism in the Red Power Movement

September 9:

12:00 PM
Dirt Rich, 86 min.
Exploring carbon ‘draw down’ as a viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming – while growing soil, our most precious resource.

2:30 PM
Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War, 120 min.
Two filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of a species genocide when they are given exclusive access to the enforcement aspect of the war for rhino horn.

5:30 PM
The Human Element, 76 min.
Renowned environmental photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) reveals how changes in the elements are affecting the lives of everyday Americans.

8:00 PM
Anote’s Ark, 77 min.
President Anote Tong races to protect his nation’s people from sea level rise – one of the biggest existential challenges facing humanity.


September 7, 2018
September 9, 2018


Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA United States
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