2017 gleff Program 

*No Print Program.

  Save the trees.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Weasler Auditorium, Marquette University, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
ALL FILMS ARE FREE and open to the public!
Lost in Light
Dir. Sriram Murali
3 mins
Screening: Weds 11/8
7:00 pm screening block

Lost in Light, a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, the movie shows how the view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.


Lost in Light asks; "How does light pollution affect the night skies and quite possibly our lives?"

Being Hear
Palmer Morse & Matthew Mikkelsen
10 mins
Screening: Weds 11/8
7:00 pm screening block

LOGLINE: Emmy-Award winning nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist, Gordon Hempton, works to protect the few remaining quiet places on Earth from noise pollution. Being Hear highlights his quest to preserve silence and the importance of listening to the world around us. In "Being Hear", he shares insights on the constant and nuanced communications of nature, the alarming extinction of places unaffected by human activity, the way quiet can open our eyes to the larger picture and the benefits of simply paying attention to place. Silence, as he puts it, “is the think tank of the soul.”

Back Forty
Mark Doremus
15 mins
Screening: Weds 11/8
7:00 pm screening block

The Back Forty Mine project is a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine located on the banks of the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. Aquila Resources Inc, a Canadian development stage company, is actively seeking the necessary approvals to mine and process gold, zinc, copper, silver and other minerals at the site. 

Filmmaker Mark Doremus has spent the last 2 years documenting the attitudes of Michigan and Wisconsin residents who will be affected by the proposed mine.



*Director Mark Doremus will be in attendance and conduct a Q&A after the film.

Presented by
27 mins
Screening: Weds 11/8
7:00 pm screening block

Each year, trophy hunters kill over six thousand grizzly bears on international hunts for their heads, paws and coats. Those that support this slaughter claim it's necessary to maintain balance in nature and provide economic advantages, yet conservationists and activists say otherwise.


Presented by Lush Cosmetics, Trophy

challenges this controversial practice. In Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, First Nations groups, activists and over 90% of British Columbians oppose this cruel and inhumane hunt, and yet it still remains legal and sanctioned by the BC government. South of Canada's border, grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park are currently safe and protected under the Endangered Species Act, but that could soon come to an end. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed "delisting" grizzlies from the Act which could lead to sanctioned trophy hunts and other activities that would put these bears in danger.

Trophy asks: can we truly justify killing these animals for sport?



*GLEFF Director and environmental filmmaker Joe Brown will present on the removal of grizzly bears from the US Endangered Species list after the screening of "Trophy".

The Canoe
Director: Goh Iromoto
27 mins
Screening: Weds 11/8
7:00 pm screening block

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.”

This film captures the human connection and bond created by Canada’s well-known craft & symbol, the canoe. Through the stories of five paddlers across the province of Ontario, Canada - a majestic background both in it’s landscape & history - the film underscores the strength of the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections.