The G2 Gallery showcases some of the world's most celebrated nature and wildlife photographers at its Venice location and on October 4-6 it will host some of the world's most noted environmental filmmakers at its first Green Earth Film Festival.
Susan Gottlieb, co-founder of the gallery and herself a photographer, is excited about this expansion into film. "For five years G2 has been exhibiting the works of both celebrated and emerging nature and wildlife photographers. Moving into film is a natural extension and so we're using the gallery to provide a venue for cinematographers who care deeply about our environment. We welcome everyone to come watch the wonderful films we'll be showing."
For its first festival, G2 is featuring some prominent environmental films and filmmakers, including the opening movie, "A Fierce Green Fire," narrated by Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, an official 2012 Sundance Selection which details the modern history of the environmental movement. Also showing will be "Wings of Life," (also narrated by Streep) about the importance of pollinators, and Leslie Iwerks' documentary, Dirty Oil, which explores the pollution caused by the Alberta Tar Sands project.
The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation. G2 donates all proceeds from sales of the art to environmental groups.
For more information and a schedule of films, visit the G2 Gallery events page.