Join CEC, the Houston GREEN Film Series, Rice Media Center, and additional partners on October 17, 2018, for “Wild About Houston, A Green Film Festival,” to showcase local short films telling environmental stories.
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Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat – hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Panelists will include Shannon Tompkins, who covers outdoor recreation and natural resource issues for the Houston Chronicle, and Linda Tschirhart-Hejl, the district supervisor for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension-Texas Wildlife Services and an expert on nuisance wildlife management.
6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal;
7:00 PM screening. Panel discussion after the screening.
Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated.
The Houston Green Film Series was launched in 2010 by a coalition of non-profit, grassroots, environmental organizations. The purpose of this coalition is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus to the Houston community. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.