April 4-15: Sierra Club Partners with Film Festival

April 4-15
Tower City Cinemas

The 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival will be underway April 4-15 at Tower City Cinemas and NEO Sierra Club is again a proud community partner with the festival.  We are a partner for the documentary entitled, “Haze, It’s Complicated,” which focuses on forest destruction in southeast Asia.  The film explores how demand for cheap palm oil and the planting of African oil palm have caused extensive deforestation.  The deforestation is generally accompanied by burning to remove slash.  Consequently, peat soils are ignited, producing smoldering fires that are difficult to extinguish and release carbon dioxide and particulates (haze) into the atmosphere.  In an era of accelerating climate change, this deforestation and burning has become a global environmental disaster.   Please consider attending the film to learn more about the complex social and economic forces that have created this problem.

A schedule for the film festival is posted at www.clevelandfilm.org.  Haze will be screened on April 11 at 7:50 PM, April 12 at 11:30 AM, and April 13 at 9:20 AM. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through clevelandfilm.org or by calling the box office at  877-304-FILM.  You may also buy tickets in person at the Film Festival box office in Tower City Cinemas.  To receive a $2 discount on the price of a ticket ($14 for Film Festival members and $16 for non-members) use the codeword “SIERRA” when you buy tickets.  Buying tickets in advance is always a good idea as many of the shows sell out.  NEO Sierra Club representatives will speak before each screening of the film; let’s make  sure that  they are speaking to packed houses!