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ENTERTAIN
INSPIRE
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THE DIRECTOR SERIES

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s 2022 DIRECTOR SERIES offers not-to-be-missed feature films that will each run for two weeks on the website, www.fhff.org. Beginning on April 21 and continuing through October 5, each offering will open with a FREE scheduled screening on the opening Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, as well periodic livestream Q&As and pre-recorded filmmaker interviews throughout the year.

Outstanding movies from past festivals, celebrating our tenth year, will represent FHFF themes: Explorers & Adventures, Things to Consider, and Tales from the Heart.

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EXPLORERS AND ADVENTURES

These films follow amazing people exploring our world. They showcase adventurous people on scientific and exploratory expeditions into remote areas of the planet – on land and in the sea.

 

Watch these to become aware of cutting-edge ideas and to revel in the exploits of others.

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THINGS TO CONSIDER

These films explore the challenges we all face in the world, urging viewers to take action to solve problems. Topics range widely, including the impact of climate change, health concerns, the plight of wild animals, science, innovative gardening, and political action. Watch these to learn and be motivated to get involved.

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TALES FROM THE HEART

These films tell human-interest stories. They describe extraordinary achievements, the beauty of nature, people who overcome adversity, or efforts to create a better world. Some feature interviews with amazing people. Others showcase the arts. Watch these for both information and inspiration.

 

ON-DEMAND NOW THROUGH AUGUST 10:

Available on-demand July 29 - August 10 for $1.95.

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BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL

Holly Morris | Anne Bogart, Directors

72 mins | 2015

30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, some 100 women fiercely cling to their ancestral homeland inside the radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” While most of their neighbors have long since fled and their husbands have gradually died off, this stubborn sisterhood is hanging on — even, oddly, thriving — while trying to cultivate an existence on toxic earth.

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COMING AUGUST 11:

Free online screening Thursday, August 11. Available on-demand August 12 - 24 for $1.95.

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JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

Amy Berg, Director

103 min | 2015 (TV-MA)

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

COMING AUGUST 25:

Free online screening Thursday, August 25. Available on-demand August 26 - September 7 for $1.95.

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YASANI MAN
Ryan Killackey, Director

2017 | 94 mins

Desperate conservationists struggle against oil interests as native people in the heart of Ecuadorian Amazon vie to preserve their culture. A filmmaker-biologist reveals the rich biodiversity in peril and those who call it home.

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