Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival’s fourth annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival Feb. 9-14, 2013 is at Jolie in downtown Gainesville. Cinema Verde’s overall mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts and to bring people together to implement sustainable solutions. The festival provides environmental education to the public through films, arts, workshops, events, tours and other activities. Cinema Verde works with local governments, sustainable businesses, environmental organizations and citizens.
On February 12th, Symphony of the Soil screened to festival goers. People walked out of the theater knowing more about soil than they knew they wanted to know. It was so well received that today it was released that Symphony of the Soil won the Cinema Verde Film Festival’s Food Award.