For Portsmouth’s Sustainability Day, the Whaleback Festival welcomes to town a group of young filmmakers from Hanover, NH to screen their new film Bag Buddies: a journey from single-use to re-use. These talented kids, ranging in age from 10-14, describe their short film as the coming-of-age story of three reusable bags. As cheerful youngsters, they know little of the world. Through their adventures with the family that buys them, they learn about life. We share their hopes and fears, joys and sorrows. Can they find their place in the world? Can they help the family understand the impact of their choices?
Fresh from their selection in the Short Films category for the 6th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival in February, Fletcher Passow (director/producer/actor), Max Greenwald (director of photography/voice actor), and Glen Passow (camera operator/voice actor) come to the Whaleback stage to share their film and lead the filmmaker Q & A.
Saturday’s screening takes place at Portsmouth High School’s Little Theatre from 12:30-1:30pm, and is a free event. The film is just one part of Sustainability Day, which starts with a nature walk at 7am, and is filled with fun and interesting hands-on activities.