Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2020

Program 13 - PUBLIC LANDS

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Animated musical short aims to create social awareness regarding contamination of natural resources. Dedicated to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Territory and Dakota Access Pipeline, set to Robbie Robertson music.

Director's Statement:

I am a Latino educator/artist and citizen with concerns for our public health, safety and democratic rights. Our freedom to speak and peacefully resist to protect our constitutional rights to clean water, air, and land is being threatened as never before. For the past several years, I’ve been particularly concerned with the negative impacts unconventional drilling (fracking) has had and continues to have on our environment, our health, our economy, and our democracy.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    August 14, 2018
  • Note
    Director Biography - Miguel Antonio Genz, Jeremias Galante: Michael Genz, is a Latino Professor teaching Animation at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He attended the California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) where he was accepted in the School of Film and Video, majoring in Character Animation. He worked in the animation industry for fifteen years starting at Filmation Studios where he worked on HE-MAN and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and Shera the Princess of Power. In 1987, he went on to join the Walt Disney Feature Animation Company to work as an Assistant Animator, and Animator earning screen credits on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Oliver Company, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, and Tarzan. Mike also worked for Kroyer Animation Studios where he animated on Fern-Gully the Last Rain Forest, and Don Bluth/Sullivan Studios who created, An American Tail. He also worked for Disney Television as a character Layout artist and for Warner Brothers Classics that created the Michael Jordan/ MCI TV commercials. In 2005, Mike earned an MFA in studio arts from the Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine, where he exhibited his thesis installation which included the work from the Perseus House, a treatment facility for at risk youth. In the spring of 2016, He took a sabbatical leave and was a visiting scholar at Woodbury University in Burbank, Ca.
  • Director
    Miguel Antonio Genz, Jeremias Galante
  • Screenwriter
    Michael Genz