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Oneota Film Festival

January 18-20, 2013

Iowa, USA

What’s It All About?

The Oneota Film Festival (OFF) aims to engage a large and diverse audience in critical issues of our time, through film, discussion and other media. Now in its fourth year, the festival includes three days packed with over 25 hours of feature-length and short films about sustainable living, in food, energy and every part of our lives – plus eco-tourism, shorts and local productions. Some sessions are followed by panel discussions, where budding and veteran filmmakers can connect the dots, share ideas and get helpful information from local and national experts.

This year, the OFF has announced that it will present 10-15 sets of films including international award-winners, as well as panel discussions with filmmakers, specialists and experts.

Watch out For!

The fourth annual event showcases several films:

  • Elemental

The film is about three unique individuals confronting ecological issues

  • Escape Fire

The fight to rescue American healthcare

  • Not Yet Begun To Fight

A Vietnam war veteran tries to reach out to a new generation

  • Watershed

The film explores a modern water ethic for the New West

  • We’re Not Broke

Seven Americans seek justice from corporations

  • Where The Yellowstone Goes

A 30-day drift boat journey down the longest undammed river

Some films to look forward to:

  • A Girl And A Gun
  • Bones Brigade
  • Into Eternity
  • The World Peace Game
  • Where The Yellowstone Goes
  • Go Ganges

There will be various Q&A sessions on films with filmmakers JJ Kelly, director of Go Ganges, Victoria Bruce of We’re Not Broke, Justin Lubke of Not Yet Begun To Fight.

Other attractions:

Blues singer Tani Diakite, originally from Mali, is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. The singer is all set to entrall the audience at this year’s festival with his Kamale n’goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing.

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