The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Sunday, September 17

11:40am MDT

ALEF Animated Eco-Shorts Contest Official Selection
“Teclopolis”( Argentina CanCanClub) Director: Javier Mrad Primer Premio - First Prize Best Short-Film "Collage" (México/Ecuador) Director: Eduardo Altamirano "Abuela Grillo" (Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon "Historias Contaminadas"( Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon “Inercia" (Argentina) Director: Manuel Becho Lo Bianco y Mariano Bergara "Todos los Veranos"(Argentina) Dirección: Josefina Rossi - Delfina Grennon Viel “Planeta de Queso” (Bolivia, Alemania)  Dirección: Matisse Gonzalez Jordan
Mini Shorts Homage:"Elementos ( Argentina) Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella Short Film World Premier: Dubicel (Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico) Directora: Yashira Jordán Codirector: Igor Gopkalo Streiff Matias Paradela (Director de Arte)


Sunday September 17, 2017 11:40am - 11:55am MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

5:00pm MDT

Planetarium Show "Belisario: The Little Big Hero of The Cosmos"
In celebration of our 5th anniversary ALEF will host a free screening of the amazing "Belisario, the little big hero of the cosmos” at the Planetarium Denver Museum of Nature & Science during our Family Day on 9/17! Don't miss it! Space is limited for this historic screening of the first animated series in Latin America produced in a full dome format and talk with Bolivian producer Yashira Jordán, founder of Celeste Estudio Creativo (Argentina, Bolivia, New York) who will tell us about her production with The City of La Plata’s Planetarium. “Belisario" tells about the adventures of a little astronaut mouse, who travels through time to register his name in Argentina’s Astronautics history. Throughout his trips, he will witness the most relevant events and face unforeseen dangers that he will need to overcome to survive. Fulldome is the biggest audiovisual format in the world, which can create immersive settings being projected on a planetarium dome - a half sphere. Belisario's soundtrack has been composed by the Chilean composer Alberto Peña and recorded in Bratislava with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. Musical references derive from composers such as John Williams, Alan Silvestri and Danny Elfman, among others.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/americas-latino-eco-festival-v-tickets-31884087163?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing 

Sunday September 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Gates Planetarium
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