A dire 2018 winter snowpack in the Sierra reflects the overall message filmmaker Diogo Freire attempts to address in his documentary Saving Snow.
Climate change will be the focus of this Citizens’ Climate Lobby documentary scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 in Marlette Hall at Western Nevada College.
Free showings of Saving Snow are planned for 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Following the evening showing, climate change will be discussed by a panel of speakers, including Bradley Crowell, director of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the son of Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell; Squaw Valley Ski Holdings President and CEO Andy Wirth and Dr. Benjamin J. Hatchett, Desert Research Institute meteorologist.
The 53-minute documentary follows skiers, snowmobilers, sled dog guides and other winter sports enthusiasts from around the U.S. and focuses on people coming to terms with climate changes — financially and emotionally.
More importantly, the film also presents solutions. It highlights determined individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action.
Refreshments will be served.