Moving Image Festival, Bay Area

by: Aaron Leventman




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The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum presenting breakthrough solutions for people and planet in San Rafael, California, October 15-17. At this year’s conference, social and scientific innovators focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. For the first time in 21 years, Bioneers is bringing a special series of pre-conference screenings of its Moving Image Festival to the Bay Area. The Moving Image Festival, a highlight of the conference each year, showcases world-class documentaries and short films on social and environmental issues impacting people and the planet. The pre-screenings will give Bay Area attendees a sneak-peak of the award-winning films showing at this year’s event that offer eye-opening glimpses of corporate corruption and devastating destruction while retaining a sense of hope for the future.

Films include An Ecology of the Mind, a story about Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, and author, that explores the challenges between the human race and the natural world; a rare theatrical screening of FUTURESTATES, a series of 11 fictional mini-features exploring possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities; a special screening of Urban Roots, from the producer of the Leonardo DiCaprio documentary The 11th Hour, about a group of dedicated Detroiters working to fulfill their vision for locally-grown, sustainably farmed food; the world premiere of Confessions of an Ecoterrorist, the story of Peter Jay Brown and his daring feats on the high seas to protect the ocean’s sea mammals; plus the first feature documentary about the civil rights activists the Freedom Riders.


For dates and locations for the Bay Area screenings, visit For details and to register for the annual conference where you can meet the filmmakers in person, visit



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