OFF 2012
Watershed

Watershed

Director: Mark Decena Film
Underwritten by: Upper Iowa Organics and Wadsworth Construction
WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena. Click on the image on the left to go to...

‘From Filmmaker to Social Justice Activist’ with Luis Argueta

Oneota Film Festival presents Luis Argueta’s “From Filmmaker to Social Justice Activist”   With special guests David Vasquez, Luther Campus Pastor and First responder to the Postville raid, Rachel Vagts, Luther College Archivist and Michael Blevins, Exec. Director, NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center, Inc. Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 21 4:00pm Location: Valders Rm 362,...

‘Making a Lasting Impact: Production of Documentary Films’ workshop with Larken McPhee

Join other inspiring filmmakers for Larkin McPhee’s “Making a Lasting Impact: Production of Documentary Films” Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 21 4:00pm Location: Valders Rm 362 Filmmaker: Larkin McPhee Larkin McPhee has made award-winning documentary films for twenty years, examining subjects ranging from the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl to the high-minded ideas emanating from the intellectual stronghold, the...

Live Simply So Others May Simply Live: Climate Change, Capitalism & Christian Discipleship (Student Submission)

Come and see: how people in the Decorah area are demonstrating sustainable decisions and lifestyles through raspberries, windmills, electric lawn mowers, clotheslines, and solar panels. This film was created by Luther student Kristi Holmberg during a summer research project on climate change, capitalism, and Christian discipleship under the supervision of Dr. Jim Martin-Schramm. In Holmberg’s...

Media: Under the Influence

“Media: Under the Influence”,  a panel discussion at approximately 10:30 AM Saturday, follows the 9 AM screening in Valders 206 of Miss Representation, a film written and directed by actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The panel will include special guests Stu Johnston, Luther College Counseling Service and Wendy Mihm-Herold, vice president for Economic Development Services at NICC....

Stick It: the Great Vaccine Debate

A panel discussion entitled “Stick It: The Great Vaccine Debate” will be held at approximately 12:30 PM Sunday after the 11 AM screening of The Greater Good . Panelists are Dr. John Storlie, a microbiologist with a specialty in human virology, and Dr. Patricia Storlie. In The Greater Good filmmakers Leslie Manookian, Kendall Nelson and Chris Pilaro...

2012 Filmmakers Reception

Enjoy an evening with special guests of the Oneota Film Festival. Mingle with filmmaker Larkin McPhee- Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story; filmmaker Luis Argueta- abUSed: The Postville Raid; General Submission filmmakers, Student Submission filmmakers, Submission Jurors, Guest Panelist and others. Light Appetizers, showcasing local and organic, by Mattias Kriemelmeyer, Executive Chef at Water Street Cafe will...

Q & A with Filmmaker of Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story

Take part in a Q & A with director Larkin McPhee following the screening of Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story a film about the unintended consequences of farming practices on soil loss, water pollution and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Q & A with Filmmaker of abUSed: The Postville Raid

Take part in a Q & A with director Luis Argueta following the screening of abUSed: The Postville Raid a film where immigration is revealed through the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive, and the largest immigration raid in the history of the...

Growing support for Oneota Film Festival strengthens film offerings, attracts visiting filmmakers and underwrites free admission policy

(DECORAH, Iowa, January 3, 2011) –With the Oneota Film Festival just three weeks from kick- off, businesses and organizations continue to provide generous support for the event that draws filmgoers from three states and filmmakers from the U.S. and foreign countries. Sodexo and Oneota Co-op signed on early to join Luther College as primary sponsors...
abUSed: The Postville Raid

abUSed: The Postville Raid

This film weaves together the personal stories of those directly affected by the largest, most expensive and most brutal immigration raid in the history of the United States.  It presents the human face of immigration, the socioeconomic forces which fuel it, and serves as a cautionary tale against government abuses. (2010) Director:  Luis Argueta Guest...

Southend (Submission)

A toxic breeze covers the ecological ghetto of an eastern Iowa town on the Mississippi River where residents feel the effects of dangerous levels of air pollution. The residents of Southend, a neighborhood surrounded by several coal and chemical plants, discuss the challenge of living and breathing in the smelly, smoggy and unsafe area. This...