Many thanks to all who contributed to make the first International Resilience Film Festival weekend happen! To the filmmakers, speakers, musicians, activists, healers, earth warriors, volunteers, and other community folks… we appreciate your contribution and participation!

Listen to this interview with festival Co-producer, Michael DiMartino, speaking with Casey Freelove on KAHI!
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Thank you Kevin Danaher for a relevant and insightful talk!

Festival Keynote Speaker

Kevin Danaher

Dr. Kevin Danaher is a Co-Founder of Global Exchange, FairTradeUSA, and the Green Festivals. In addition to Kevin’s 1983 PhD dissertation, The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa, he is the author or editor of 13 books on the global political-economy, including his two latest“The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change”; and “Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots.” Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.

News & Updates!

Thanks to Sierra Nevada Brewing for your donation of beer that will help to raise funds for the Norton Buffalo Hall in Paradise. Available at the Nevada Theatre on April 20th. Join us in supporting this effort! “We are actively engaged in helping build Paradise anew.  Our members are engaged with other organizations in the areas of permaculture and green building techniques, bringing more awareness to the long range implications of climate change to our community, encouraging a plan to design Paradise as a destination for arts, cultural enrichment and education.  We’ve got a long road to walk — and we invite your support!”

Check out this radio interview with festival Co-producer, Michael DiMartino, on KZFR about the International Film Festival and other important events happening in the Sacramento River Watershed area!


We acknowledge the reality that public events have the potential to have a negative impact on our communities and environment. To give back and counter-balance the potential impact, this year we are committed to donating a portion of the proceeds to the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP).


Big shout out to Emma Nevada House for their generous support and sponsorship! http://www.emmanevadahouse.com

Miguel Elliott “Sir Cobalot” of Living Earth Structures will be bringing the Mobile Cob Gingerbread Hut for folks to enjoy. It will be on display in front of the Nevada Theatre on Saturday, April 20th.  The hut demonstrates building with pallets, insulated with straw and covered in an Earthen Cob plaster. It’s a great model for super low cost, fire resilient, well insulated and beautiful housing. It is complete with a loft, kitchenette, shelving and beautiful stain glass. Come check it out!