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Film premiere about climate change on the Inyo National Forest

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Film premiere about climate change on the Inyo National Forest

Bishop, Calif., June 12, 2024— Inyo National Forest in partnership with Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), are premiering a new short film, The Sierra Nevada: Adapting to our Changing Climate on Thursday, June 27 at Mountain Rambler Brewery.

Mountain Rambler Brewery is located­­ at 186 South Main Street, Bishop, CA. The event, organized by ESIA, will be held at 7:00pm. A short presentation and discussion with the filmmaker and speakers will follow.

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“Spanning the Sierra Nevada, White and Inyo Mountain Ranges, the film features stunning aerial visuals and local interviews that bring attention to how climate change is impacting our big backyard. The film focuses on how we must adapt, highlighting how fuel reduction projects are helping reduce the potential effects of severe wildfires and how meadow restoration is helping revive the shrinking habitat of California’s native Golden Trout,” said Egan Cornachione, Rangeland Specialist and Climate Change Coordinator for Inyo National Forest and principal manager of the film project.

The short film was directed and edited by Bishop-based filmmaker Miya Tsudome, working in partnership with the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. Writing and production support came from Inyo National Forest Climate Change Communications Fellow, Andrea Goodart, made possible by a partnership funded through MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Science) and the Forest Service’s Resource Assistant Program.

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Fisherman fishing in the Owens River. Photo by Miya Tsudome
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Hot Creek Geologic Site. Photo by Miya Tsudome

“This project was immensely meaningful to me, as it enabled me to learn so much about the place in which I live and recreate,” said filmmaker Miya Tsudome.

“From many sunrise time-lapses to drone footage up and down the Sierra, and incredible interviews with Janet, Marc, Sabra, and Rick, I hope to have crafted a compelling enough visual narrative that will make people care about the future of the Eastern Sierra.”

Following the premiere, the film will be shown seasonally at the Schulman Grove Visitor’s Center and Mono Basin Scenic Visitor’s Center. The film will also be available to watch any time on the Forest Service YouTube channel.

Please check the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association events page for the latest information: Events – ESIA (sierraforever.org)

For any questions related to the short film, please contact Egan Cornachione: [email protected]

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