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A Wild & Scenic Success! Rose Sells out Oakland’s First Wild & Scenic Film Fest

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Thanks to our supporters, sponsors and partners we hosted our second film fest benefit, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on April 18 to a sold out crowd of 250 people! We laughed out loud as a 6-year old narrated a coming of age tale with The Scared is Scared, we were awed by Dean Potter as he highlined between two rocky crags as a full moon rose in Moonwalk, we got inspired by our New Voices Are Rising film featuring alums Pamela and Eliezer as they navigate their paths as community advocates in Oakland, and we were angered to action by the devastating environmental and public health impacts of fracking shown by the film Backyard.

After the New Voices Are Rising film premiered, we got to hear from another New Voices alum Devilla Ervin and you generous supporters opened your wallets and donated another $1500 to send a student through our Summer Leadership Institute – thank you! We greatly appreciated you all coming out and supporting this event, Rose Foundation, and New Voices Are Rising – we hope you were as inspired as we were and we can’t wait to see you again next year!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We will be bringing Wild & Scenic Film Festival back to Oakland in Spring 2015. Interesting in sponsoring, donating a silent auction item, or helping select the films for next year’s film fest? Contact Marion Gee at mgee@rosefdn.org or call 510-658-0702 ext. 304.

Join other 1% for the Planet organizations, Klean Kanteen & Bedrock Sandals, in supporting and sponsoring this fun event!

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