Best freebie this week: Environmental film fest at Eckerd College

Topics include GMOs, the Galapagos and the fate of our nation's coasts.

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Don't wait put off indefinitely Earth-conscious docs languishing in your Netflix queue. Eckerd College has some of the best, most recent and relevant out there today, screening for free tonight through Saturday and providing perspectives from guest presenters that you're not going to get in your pajamas by the TV screen.
The college's Visions of Nature, Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival continues through Saturday, raising awareness and promoting dialogue on nature, place and the environment.

Film scholars and filmmakers from around the world pay a visit to share documentaries, animated, experimental and feature films.

Tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
The Coast: Shored Up
Presenter: Ben Kalina, director

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
The Island Effect: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Presenter: John Woram, author of Here Be Giants and Charles Darwin Slept Here

Friday Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
More Journeys of Exploration: Expedition to the End of the World 
Presented by Dr. James Deutsch, program curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and adjunct professor of American studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
The End of Real Food?: GMO OMG
Presented by Jeremy Seifert, director
Jeremy Seifert is a producer and director, known for Dive! (2010), GMO OMG (2013)

Eckerd College is at 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. All programs are free and open to the general public and are held in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium on the Eckerd College campus.

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