Royal River Film Series

The Royal River Conservation Trust and the Yarmouth Historical Society are pleased to present this free film series, open and welcoming to all. Join us at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Yarmouth, on Thursdays evenings through the fall and winter. The film schedule and trailers are listed below.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7 pm Free

Valley Uprising

In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite Valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying among each other for supremacy on Yosemite’s cliffs. Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity– and the laws of the land.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 7 pm Free

The Human Element

With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element follows environmental photographer James Balog on his quest to highlight Americans on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relathionship with the natural world.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 7 pm Free

Tomorrow

In 2012, “Nature” published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures.Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent(Inglorious Basterds) became increasingly aware of the dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Along with friend and activist Cyril Dion and their crew, she decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The result is Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities.From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, together they traveled to 10 countries to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education.Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 7 pm Free

Solar Mamas

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her four daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. Even when she returns as the first female solar engineer in the country, her real challenge will have just begun. Will she find support for her new venture? Will she be able to inspire the other women in the village to join her and change their lives? And most importantly, will she be able to re-wire the traditional minds of the Bedouin community that stand in her way?

Thursday, February 13, 2020 7 pm Free

Deep Water

Deep Water is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst and the 1969 Sunday Times Godlen Globe Race round the world alone in a yacht. The film reconstructes Crowhurst’s voyage from his own audio tapes and cine film, interwoven with archive footage and interviews. The Daily Telegraph says “a movie which will reduce the hardest of hearts to a shipwreck.”

Thursday, March 19, 2020 7 pm Free

More Than Honey

More Than Honey is a 2012 Swiss documentary fild directed by Markus Imhoof about honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Austria.