This event has been cancelled. In these trying and uncertain times, we must place the health and safety of our communities in top priority. Stay safe out there, and please continue to give love and support to the environmental film community however you can.
Join SFGFF for a free encore screening of award-winning Ay Mariposa, April 21.
Butterflies and Border Walls
A stunning documentary film about two women and a rare community of butterflies standing on the front lines in a battle against the US-Mexico border wall. These advocates illustrate their fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty, monarch butterflies, and the future of the borderlands. (Krista Schlyer, USA, 2019, 57 mins)
“This film delivered me tears, rage, and most dangerous of all, hope.” ~ Laiken Jordhal, Center for Biological Diversity
Tuesday, April 21 :: 6 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library :: 100 Larkin St.
Journey along this emotional odyssey in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas with advocates who show their fierce commitment to home, justice, wild beauty, monarch butterflies, and the future of the US-Mexico borderlands. Ay Mariposa tells a story of two women and a rare community of butterflies whose lives are upended by the border conflict. Marianna Trevino Wright, director of the National Butterfly Center and leader of wall resistance, struggles through an emotional odyssey of violent threats and border policy. Zulema Hernandez, a life-long migrant worker, immigrant and great grandmother, has been a dedicated advocate for all migrants, both wild and human-kind. Meanwhile the butterfly, la mariposa, fights its own daily battle for survival in a landscape where more than 95 percent of its habitat is long gone and much of what remains lies directly in the path of the wall.
FREE event, no ticket required. RSVP below. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis - please arrive early (doors open 5:30pm).
This event is sponsored by the Green Stacks program of SF Public Library.
100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102
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