Award-winning documentary and discussion at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (October 29, 2016) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Sedona Recycles to present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning documentary “Sand Wars” on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, followed by a community discussion and Q&A.
Jean Turocy from Sedona Recycles will lead a discussion and Q&A session after both screenings of “Sand Wars”.
“Sand Wars” is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet’s reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world’s beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling.
Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or “sand mafias,” plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand has quietly infiltrated every corner of our world. Melted and transformed into glass, it sits on every shelf. It is also the source of silicon dioxide, a mineral found in our wines, cleaning products and detergents, paper, dehydrated foods, toothpaste, cosmetics and an astounding variety of other products we use on a daily basis.
Houses, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, and sidewalks are all partially comprised of sand. It is an elementary particle that is the foundation of our modern development. Sand is seen as a free material, a staple of holidays spent on the shore, in unlimited supply. But is this omnipresent material inexhaustible? Can the available quantity match an ever-increasing demand that is constantly fed by the need for human lodging and expansion? What will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet? “Sand Wars” will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand.
“Sand Wars” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. Both screenings will be followed by a community discussion and Q&A session led by Jean Turocy from Sedona Recycles. The film screenings are sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Sedona Recycles.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.