Chico's Earth Day Film Festival moves online due to coronavirus concerns

Film audiences have moved online due to the public gathering restrictions, A Chico film festival made the move as well.

Posted: Mar 20, 2020 2:45 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2020 3:05 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Earth Day Film Festival scheduled for Mar. 12-20, 2020 at Chico's Pageant Theater, Gateway Science Museum, Chico Idea Fab Labs and Paradise Alliance Church, was moved online because of restrictions on public gatherings put in place due to the coronavirus situation.

Festival Director Allen Myers said they had to cancel the physical festival but are making films available to audiences who are under quarantine or are following the mandatory stay at home orders from Governor Newsom.

Myers was sad about canceling the physical event but feels, "We are living in a moment of global turmoil and these films offer not a distraction from this hard reality, but messages of hope and solutions to the many challenges we face."

One of the featured online films is, "Not If But When: Wildfire Solutions." This 37-minute film features the state of California. In the face of imminent danger, communities and organizations that were previously opponents are coming together to find innovative solutions which are featured in the

There is also a film about a small Portuguese community sticking together in the wake of one of the most devastating forest fires that killed 66 people. There is a groundbreaking project featured in the film that aims to protect citizens from the consequences of climate change and globalization. The film is called, "The Village and the Wildfire."

These films will be available online at THIS LINK through Mar. 28, 2020. There is a charge to see the films. The festival is sponsored by a non-profit organization.

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