The Global Peace Film Festival is pleased to offer a film in each of three local Orlando museums. The films will be shown at each museum throughout the festival, from September 21 until October 4. Regular admission to each museums is required to see the films.
Orlando Science Center
September is Aquatic Adventures Month at the Orlando Science Center. The GPFF presents Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs, a favorite film from the 2017, as a special program. Visit the Discovery Stage on Level 4 within the Our Planet exhibit to watch the film!
ABOUT HIDDEN SECRETS OF FLORIDA SPRINGS
There are over 1,000 freshwater springs in Florida, more than any other region in the world. Native Americans worshiped them as sacred, while many visitors today regard them as enchanted. Not only do these springs fuel rivers and nurture a wonderland of plants and wildlife, they flow from an Aquifer that provides drinking water for 90 percent of Floridians. Their value for recreation, real estate, and potable water is measured in billions of dollars. Florida would suffer an enormous aesthetic — and economic — loss if its springs were degraded.
The documentary explores the mysteries of these springs with rare footage—revealing labyrinthic limestone chambers, rare and endemic animals, and prehistoric fossils of mastodons and other Ice Age animals. But it will also bring to light more treacherous “secrets” that show how the flow of major springs has been steadily declining over the last 50 years, and why the once-pure waters often are clogged with nitrates. The most closely held secret is that humans may have done more damage to our magical springs in the last half century than others have done in the last ten thousand years. Directed by Bob Giguere
Orlando Museum of Art
The GPFF presents Into Light, directed by Julie Bayer Salzman. This 14 minute meditative short film focuses on depression in high school. The kids featured are public high school graduates who took a semester-long course in Mindful Studies, designed by the nonprofit organization Peace in Schools, based in Portland, OR.
The film will be shown in the Auditorium throughout museum hours on select days between September 21 and October 1.
Orange County Regional History Center
The GPFF is pleased to present Marching Forward, originally shown in the 2019 Global Peace Film Festival, at the Orange County Regional History Center. Marching Forward is the history of two dedicated high school band directors – one black, one white – inspired by music to cross color lines in the Deep South and work together for the sake of their students. This courageous cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for Orlando’s black and white students at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Directed by Lisa Mills
The film will be shown hourly during the Global Peace Film Festival, September 21 – October 4, from 11:00am until 4:00pm. Weekend events may impact show times, please call 407-836-8594 for more information.