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Indie Film Making Workshop with John de Graaf

Join other inspiring filmmakers for John de Graaf's: MAKING DOCUMENTARIES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Filmmaker John de Graaf shares his 34 year experience as a producer of documentaries that inspire citizen action for social change. Using short excerpts from a few of his films and other examples, he'll talk about how to consider your...
Q & A  with Filmmaker of Ride the Divide

Q & A with Filmmaker of Ride the Divide

Take part in a Q & A with director Hunter Weeks following the screening of Ride the Divide. Learn about Weeks adventure following 15 mountain bikers racing from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. It is the worlds toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles...

Filmmakers Reception

Enjoy an evening with special guests of the Oneota Film Festival. Mingle with filmmaker Hunter Weeks- Ride the Divide; filmmaker John de Graaf- Buyer Be Fair and Whats the Economy for, Anyway?; filmmaker Damon Holland -absence/presence; panelist Francis Thicke and others. Expect light snacks and refreshments. Dug Road Inn, 601 West Main Street (at the corner...

Renewable Local Energy Panel

Date and Time: Sunday, Jan. 23 at 12:35pm Location: Valders Room 206 Film: ‘Carbon Nation’  (shown at 11am, in Valders Rm 206, film length 86 min) Moderator: Jim Martin Schramm – Jim Martin-Schramm joined the Religion faculty of Luther College in 1993. He is an ordained member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and...

Q & A with Filmmakers of This Way of Life

Take part in a Q & A, via SKYPE, with director Thomas Burstyn and writer Barbara Sumner-Burstyn following the screening of This Way of Life. Hear about their experiences of this intimate portrait of Peter Karena and his family. Shot over 4 years, they captured the Karenas uniting their philosophy with their circumstances, turning hardship...

Quality of Life – The Happiness Challenge

HE HAPPINESS CHALLENGE: HOW LOCAL COMMUNITIES CAN USE HAPPINESS SCIENCE TO ENGAGE CITIZENS AND ENHANCE WELL-BEING. The issue of happiness is hot right now, and from the Kingdom of Bhutan to the city of Seattle, communities are measuring local well-being and engaging residents, organizations, business and government in a conversation about why "Gross National Happiness is...

Oneota Film Festival’s ‘intriguing, lively’ award-winning films include Oscar short-list nominee

Important filmmakers, community panels, local short films, live feed from New Zealand round out three-day, 25-film festival, Jan. 21-23 (DECORAH, Iowa, January 10, 2011) – Attendees of Oneota Film Festival, Jan. 21-23, can experience the world’s toughest bike race along the immense beauty of the Continental Divide, see how people fight back against environmental tragedy...
This Way of Life

This Way of Life

Special Event: Q & A with Filmmakers of  ‘This Way of Life’ at the Oneota Film Festival Shot over four years, This Way of Life is an intimate portrait of Peter Karena and his family. Masterful in the saddle and Hollywood handsome, Peter lives by an internal code of values and honor largely lost in...
Waste Land

Waste Land

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial...
Race to Nowhere

Race to Nowhere

A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people in all types of communities who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried...
A Small Act

A Small Act

A SMALL ACT tells the story of two very unlikely philanthropists whose modest acts of charity shine a light on the incredible power of giving—no matter how small the gift. Chris Mburu was a child living in a village in Kenya when he first received a $15 scholarship from a Swedish woman named Hilde Back....