The Boone Film Festival has selected Speaking for Trees, the 10-minute video written and produced by I HEART PISGAH kids about protecting the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest. The film will be screened at the film festival next month and was selected for both the Youth Film category and the Environmental Film category. Kids from four-years-old to fourteen appear in the video exploring the wild woods. They show off their favorite places in Pisgah and describe why they want to see more of it protected.
The video was screened for the first time at the kids’ rally for the forest in August at the Forest Service headquarters, where it had a meaningful and powerful impact on the crowds and the Forest Service. Thanks to all the kids who poured their heart into making this video.
An immense thank you to grown-up Hannah Furgiuele, who directed, filmed, and helped organize the kids’ video.
The film will be screened at the Boone Film Festival on Thursday, October 1 from 6-9 p.m. at the Watauga High School Auditorium. Please join us in celebrating these courageous kids on the big screen in Boone, N.C.